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What Makes Peak Hosting Different?

Managing your web hosting infrastructure is no small task. You’ve got to do a little bit of everything—implementing, managing, troubleshooting, repairing, updating. And sometimes if you do one little thing wrong, the whole thing goes down.

At Peak Hosting, we call this being an Internet plumber, and it’s about as pleasant as it sounds. You get stuck doing all of the unpleasant stuff, and you’re probably going to run into messy problems.

So you think you want to be an Internet plumber?

(We didn’t think so.)

Focus on your business, not your technical operations

There’s a lot to consider.

And a lot that can go wrong.

Most companies run into three major roadblocks when it comes to hosting.

Staffing

There’s a reason you call a plumber when you’re having problems, right? You have better things to do. So does your IT staff. But too often, they find themselves spending hours managing hosting needs instead of focusing on more important, business-critical operations. Plus, by our calculations, running an operations department takes about 17 specialized skills. Your people are smart, but you can’t possibly hire a specialist for each needed skill.

Economics

You may think it’s cheaper to handle everything in-house, but once you put the numbers on paper, you’d probably be surprised by what you see. Once you add up the costs of software, hardware, staff salary, time, and spent resources, you’ll quickly see that doing things yourself is not always the most cost-efficient answer.

Scaling

A lot of businesses tend to focus on the “right now” versus building for the future. This is often dependent on available staff and resources, which are always in high-demand for other projects. And, they may not have the requisite experience building out your hosting needs for long-term growth.

Meet the concept of managed hosting.

(And get your head out of the clouds.)

There’s a solution to your hosting problems, and we’re going to let you in on a little secret—it’s not the cloud. Sure, the cloud looks appealing. Easy setup! It’s all done somewhere else, by someone else, and it’s cheap! It’s also completely devoid of real-world expertise; in this scenario, you’re still the plumber, only you don’t have access to the pipes. That’s why you’ll love Peak Hosting’s managed hosting services.

Why the cloud isn’t the answer…

It seems like everything is moving to the cloud. But the amorphous cloud is not the solution to everything. In fact, the cloud can be quite limiting, especially when it comes to hosting solutions.

Performance: Maybe you need a little bandwidth. Maybe you need a lot. Regardless, with a cloud service, you’re going to be sharing resources with A LOT of other companies whose needs are also fluctuating con-stantly, resulting in performance inconsistencies.

Transparency: While cloud hosting companies may give you access to data like CPU, RAM and disk utilization, you’re not going to get a whole lot of insight into your network. So when you have a problem, it could be a hardware issue, oversubscription, or a bug in your code. It’s hard to fix what you can’t see.

Lack of Options: By necessity, cloud hosting services offer you limited options as far as configurability. You’ll have some flexibility and customization ability, but if you don’t fit into one of their prescribed buckets, you’ll have a hard time scaling with them.

And why managed hosting is

You’re probably familiar with the new buzzword of “something”-as-a-service. There’s Platform-as-a-Service, Infrastructure-as-a-service, and so on. But the one thing missing in these so-called services is the expert element.

So we pioneered a new term, one that actually mixes platform, infrastructure and consulting: Operations-as-a-ServiceSM.

You don’t just get hosting. You don’t just get advice. You get it all—administration, operating systems, hardware, software, and security systems—from one provider that works to make your business more efficient. Have a question or unique setup need? Talk to actual people who can create a specific solution that works just for you. That’s managed hosting, our Operation-as-a-Service.

Staff-to-customer ratio

Everything but your code®

Peak Hosting’s got you covered.

Peak Hosting started out as just a consulting company offering managed hosting solutions, help-ing businesses understand and tackle the technical side of their operations. Over time, we evolved into a true Operations-as-a-Service provider, melding our technical expertise and our skills to completely identify, architect, build out, and maintain hosting networks. All the technical stuff.

In other words, everything but your code®.

Yes, we trademarked that. Why? Because it’s pretty important to us. It demonstrates our commitment to understanding your business’s IT needs and creating the absolute best managed hosting solution we can for you. Unlike other managed hosting providers out there, we relieve you of the effort and resources needed to fully maintain your operations.

Cloud costs chart
Roles Web App Streaming Media Data Analysis
Architect   1 × $180K 1 × $180K
Network Engineer   2 × $180K 1 × $180K
System Engineer 1 × $165K 1 × $165K 1 × $165K
Security Engineer 1 × $120K 2 × $120K 2 × $120K
System Administrator 2 × $120K 2 × $120K 2 × $120K
Database Administrator     2 × $165K
Datacenter Technician 2 × $50K 2 × $50K 2 × $50K
Annual Cost of Staffing $625K $1.28M $1.43M

2N architecture for AlwaysUp reliability.

Redundancy can be a good thing.

PEAK HOSTING AlwaysUp Network®

“Downtime” is a word no one wants to hear. Downtime costs money and resources (and possibly customers) while you redeploy code, configure applications, add data to failed systems, and replace now-useless hardware.

Peak Hosting doesn’t believe in downtime. That’s why we specifically designed our AlwaysUp Architecture® with layers of redundancy, which ensures every moving part within the environment can be maintained without taking services offline. This way, we can offer the most robust systems currently available.

For us, redundancy is a failsafe we automatically build into your hosting solution. We take a 2N approach to both data center architecture and infrastructure, so there’s no need for urgent fixes in the event of an emergency. And of course, no downtime.

Our data centers

Total: 7 US, 1 Europe

Why trust us…?

We’re about optimizing versus increasing, making systems work better and more efficiently without simply throwing more resources at the problem

We’re real people with real experience and great ideas, because we’ve done this before (lots of times before)

We combine infrastructure with expertise to create comprehensive solutions tailored to your business

We help you scale because we don’t package things in a “one size fits most” service

Bottom line, we’re the managed hosting subject matter experts, so you don’t have to be. Or to put it plainly, we’re the Internet plumbers you don’t want to be!