an Internet plumber? So you think you want to be Everything but your code (We didn t think so.) FOCUS ON YOUR BUSINESS, NOT YOUR TECHNICAL OPERATIONS

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FOCUS ON YOUR BUSINESS,

NOT YOUR TECHNICAL OPERATIONS

Everything but your code

®

So you think you want to be

an Internet plumber?

(We didn’t think so.)

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.

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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.

There’s a lot to consider.

And a lot that can go wrong.

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.

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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.

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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.

INDUSTRY

3 Staff per

500 Customers

* In the industry, you are not one IN a million…you are one OF a million.

PEAK HOSTING

3 Staff per

1 Customer

*

VS.

PEAK NETWORK DIAMETER

One-Hop Architecture

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TYPICAL NETWORK DIAMETER

7 to 8 Devices

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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.

Peak Hosting employees average

15

years of experience

The industry average is

2

years of experience

Roles Web Application Streaming Media Data Analysis

Architecht 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 $1.285M $1.435M

CLOUD COSTS CHART

You can hire the experts at

Peak Hosting to take care of

the

17 skills needed

to run

a technical operations department

You can deal with the pain

of finding, hiring and

managing your own staff

[OR]

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PEAK HOSTING AlwaysUp Network

®

Private Back-End/iSCSI Switch Private Front-End Switch F5 Load Balancer Juniper SRX Firewall 40 GigE 40 GigE 40 GigE 40 GigE 1 or 10 GigE 1 or 10 GigE 1 or 10 GigE 1 or 10 GigE 1 or 10 GigE 1 or 10 GigE 40 GigE Juniper SRX Firewall Server #1 Cisco Nexus Distribution Routers Cisco Nexus Distribution Routers Server #2

Private Back-End/iSCSI Switch Private Front-End Switch

F5 Load Balancer Cisco Core Routers Cisco ASR Border Routers Cisco ASR Border Routers Cisco Core Routers 40 GigE 40 GigE 10 GigE 10 GigE 10 GigE 10 GigE 10 GigE 10 GigE 10 GigE 10 GigE 10 GigE

2N architecture for

AlwaysUp reliability.

Redundancy can be a good thing.

OUR DATA CENTERS

Amsterdam ×1

Total: 7 US, 1 Europe

Milpitas ×1

San Jose ×2

Dallas ×2

Ashburn ×2

“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.

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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)

PeakHosting.com

(888) 476-7325 (PEAK)

…THEY DID.

• 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

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