We are thrilled to present our new Website and refreshed Brand!

We are thrilled to present our new Website and refreshed Brand! At first glance, when you visit peakresources.com, you will be greeted by beautiful photography and graphics that emphasize our Rocky Mountain heritage.  We are a fiercely proud native Colorado company,...

NetApp ONTAP 9.6 Release Notes and Thoughts

ONTAP Release Schedule Eliminates NON-LTS Version We wrote about changes to NetApp's ONTAP release schedule in our 9.2 BLOG, discussing Long-Term Releases (LTS) vs Non-Long-Term Releases (non-LTS). The spring version release ends with an even number (9.2,9.4) and is...

5 Killer Benefits of a Converged Infrastructure

There are an increasing number of complexities that are running rampant through data centers today. One such complication has taken the form of server sprawl – or having too many siloed servers operating on their own within an infrastructure. It has been the result of...

What CFOs Need to Know About Converged Infrastructure

As a finance leader in your business, it’s your job to find or fund the most cost-effective solutions. You have to carefully consider each of the business cases that come to your desk and determine which ones would support company-wide initiatives to improve...

5 Ways IBM TSS Supports Your Multivendor Environment

Today’s IT environments are becoming more complex and integrated to accommodate the technology trends that improve customer experience and increase your company’s bottom line. Trends like cloud, mobile, big data analytics, and business collaboration require hardware...

3 Ways to Improve Your IT Operational Efficiency

As enterprises undergo digital transformation, they struggle to adapt their IT infrastructures. Today, customer interactions, business processes, and innovation are all driven by data analytics. Streams of valuable data pour into enterprise data centers, taxing their...

Solutions to 3 Enterprise Cloud Adoption Challenges

Cloud computing has become the norm for most companies. According to the RightScale 2016 State of the Cloud Report, 82% of large companies have adopted a hybrid cloud strategy. Of the companies surveyed, a staggering 95% either run applications in the cloud or have...

10 Steps to Cloud Readiness for CIOs

Rates of cloud adoption are increasing rapidly. Tech media company IDG predicts that cloud migration rates will accelerate from the 5% to 7% seen in the past couple of years to 18% to 20% in 2017. CloudEndure’s 2017 Cloud Migration Survey Report found the top 3...

NetApp ONTAP 9.2 Release Notes and Thoughts

A couple of ground-breaking announcements from NetApp have been released thus far this spring and summer. These recent announcements have included details on the release of converged and hyperconverged systems that are built on the SolidFire flash technology, which...

How IBM POWER Helps Electronic Medical Records Fight Cancer

In our last blog, we explored the ways predictive analytics expand the use of Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) by using them to forecast trends that affect the health of both individual patients and whole communities. However, use of predictive analytics is only the...

5 Uses for Electronic Medical Records Analytics

Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) are a life-saving resource for healthcare providers. In an emergency, whether in the field or at a hospital or medical center, EMTs and doctors have access to a patient’s medical records instantly. When healthcare providers have a...

Increasing EMR Scale Helps Little Guys, Improves Patient Care

Healthcare legislation has been pushing the implementation of Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), sometimes also referred to as Electronic Health Records (EHRs). The benefits of EMRs include greater patient access to healthcare information, error reduction, and...

How Automation Makes Private Cloud Smarter and Your Job Easier

Private cloud adoption is growing. Forrester recently stated the global private cloud solutions market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.0% between 2016 and 2021. Companies adopt the private cloud to harness its many benefits. For starters, it...

How Healthcare CIOs Can Transform Storage and Deliver Value

With the adoption of electronic health records and other IT systems, hospitals and healthcare providers have witnessed significant increases in data loads. In fact, an IBM study shows that health organizations are now drowning in data. More than 80% of that data is...

How to Evaluate a Cloud Migration Strategy in 3 Easy Steps

If migrating applications to the cloud was easy, all businesses would have done it already. The cloud can deliver numerous benefits. The most impactful ones are cost savings, scalability, and agility. For example, you can now streamline business operations and enhance...

Avoid Cloud Vendor Lock-in with ONTAP 9.1

Cloud solutions offer so many compelling benefits that most IT leaders have already made some movement toward the cloud. Those who have not moved yet will likely move soon. Security in the cloud, once a top concern, is no longer a major barrier. If you are working...

5 Areas Healthcare Providers Can Improve with Flash Storage

Organizations of all sizes are benefiting from access to massive amounts of data. Customer service is better able to respond to and anticipate customer challenges. Marketing can promote products to the right people at the right time. Operations can reduce...

NetApp Plays a Leading Role in Converged Infrastructure, Too

NetApp recently made a splash in network attached storage (NAS) with ONTAP 9.1’s new hardware platform refresh and software advances. However, NetApp’s solutions for data centers extend beyond NAS. They also provide the top-rated converged infrastructure (CI) solution...

Your Cyber Security Tools Might Be Your Biggest Threat

The Need for Security Tool Integration and Consolidation Organizations of all sizes face serious security threats There are more cyber security threats facing US organizations than ever before. These threats come from sophisticated hacker rings, nation-state sponsored...

Lessons Companies Can Learn from Recent Airline Outages

Recent news headlines have been filled with the shutdowns of some major airlines due to computer systems issues. Most recently, Delta Airlines suffered a power outage that grounded thousands of passengers and planes. This outage came at one of the worst possible times...

SaaS Security – The Elephant in the Room

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) continues to grow as a common way for organizations to deploy applications. Some applications you probably already run in the cloud or are considering include collaboration, productivity, and CRM applications. Think Salesforce and...

How to Become a Victim of Ransomware

No matter the size of your organization, it’s at risk of being hit by a ransomware attack. A study by McAfee Labs found more than 4 million samples of ransomware in the second quarter of 2015 alone.  What makes these attacks a draw for cybercriminals is the fast,...

Top 5 Cyber Security Initiatives of 2016

Cyber-crime has dominated the headlines over the last couple of years and the need for IT security solutions is of course a big concern. Major data breaches at healthcare organizations have been heavily reported. A reason for this is HIPAA. Under HIPAA, healthcare...

Flash Storage Doubles VMware vCloud Performance

Server virtualization has been credited for improving server resource utilization. Gartner estimates that 75% of all x86 servers are virtualized. The next step of virtualization is the ability to deliver IT as a service. Many organizations are turning to VMware vCloud...

4 Ways You Benefit from a Hybrid Storage Environment

Enterprise storage & solutions have gone through an evolution over the last couple decades. First, there was direct attached storage. Packing many disks into a RAID configuration, it was difficult to share data between applications. Then came network-attached...

How Flash Changes the Economics of Enterprise Storage

The cost of flash drives has come down quite a bit over recent years. A major driving factor is the widespread use of flash technology in consumer items. It is in your iPhone (or Android), your tablet, your new laptop, and even your smart TV. It seems that everything...

PEAK Resources Celebrates 25th Anniversary | Tech Scholarship

DENVER – March 22, 2016 – PEAK Resources, Inc., a Denver-based technology systems integrator, today announced the celebration of its 25th Anniversary and announced the PEAK Resources Scholarship for Technology, benefiting KIPP Denver Collegiate High School on KOA...

The Key to Big Data Analytics: Flash Storage

Big Data Analytics Are in Major Demand Big data analytics is in big demand. It appears that every organization is looking for new ways to gain insights from the vast amount of data that is available. In fact, according to a survey by Accenture, 87% of...

10 Signs You Should Invest in Converged Infrastructure

The world of tech has had an infinite number of technological breakthroughs. Within the last decade, for instance, the data center as we know it has changed. First came virtualization, which revolutionized the storage world by helping to consolidate big data loads....