(The Hosting News) – Data center firm Peak 10 has formally announced a deal between itself and Pure Fishing, Inc. to a multi-year contract to utilize managed services via the company’s private enterprise cloud. The product that is at the center of this deal is the Peak 10 cloud, which spans multiple, geographically diverse data centers, will be used by Pure Fishing to house its critical systems, and will utilize Peak 10 services to manage its complex Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and back-office application infrastructure.
“As we planned the move of our corporate headquarters from Spirit Lake, Iowa to Columbia, S.C., we needed a partner to assist with an SAP upgrade and data migration plan, execute a technology refresh, and work with us to refine our business continuity and disaster recovery plans,” said Larry Pritchard, the vice president of information technology for Pure Fishing. “Peak 10 listened to our needs and brought to bear a team that offered a range of services, processes and people that complemented our in-house capabilities and gave us confidence for meeting our aggressive re-hosting initiative.”
Pure Fishing is a global family of quality fishing tackle brands, offering a broad range of products that meet or exceed the needs of today’s anglers. Today, Pure Fishing addresses the needs of anglers around the world with a strong portfolio of leading brands, including Berkley®, Abu Garcia®, Shakespeare® and Penn®.
“One of the key differentiators for us was how Peak 10 could integrate our traditional physical server-based SAP environment with their private cloud offering,” added Pritchard. “Being able to integrate from a virtualization, storage, network and security standpoint without having to differentiate between our physical servers and the computer resources we have contracted from Peak 10, took a lot of the complexity out of the solution. Even with aggressive timelines, multiple simultaneous migration threads, and the usual surprises thrown in along the way, Peak 10 was able to get our systems into production on time and on budget.”
“Peak 10 always strives to provide technology solutions to business challenges. For Pure Fishing, a combination of physical device management and utilization of our private cloud services was the right solution,” said Pat O’Brien, the vice president and general manager of Peak 10 Charlotte.
Monty Blight, Peak 10’s vice president of managed services added, “We are also keenly aware of the how quickly things change, including both the requirements of our clients and the technology to support it. Our first generation private cloud is mature. At the same time, we are excited to be working with our technology partners on the next generation of cloud technology and what that means for our client base.”