Authoritative Excellence

a framework that governs our energy & focus

PEAK’s commitment to the skills, experience and expertise to Understand, Architect, Optimize/Transform & Deliver in a defined set of solution areas.

What is

Authoritative
Excellence?

Authoritative Excellence (AE) provides a framework to identify the superpowers that serve as the bedrock of our go to market strategy.

In essence, AE captures and aggregates our collective skills, experiences, competencies, resources and intellectual property to distill and discover a finite and focused group of superpowers. By engaging these superpowers PEAK has the unique ability to offer deep and specific value to our Clients as we provide consulting, services and technology solutions.

So, it’s about Superpowers?

Yes, without a doubt.

It’s about focusing on what you are exceptional at, and releasing the rest.

What are PEAK’s Superpowers?

Thanks for asking.

We’ve distilled our superpowers into the following list:

  1. Enterprise Network
  2. Enterprise Security
  3. Data Center Infrastructure
  4. Data Center & Endpoint
  5. Data Center Colocation
  6. Data Protection
  7. Project Management
  8. Maintenance & Contract Management

…to better understand the broader theater of each superpower and how these areas of Authoritative Excellence connect and integrate with our Practice Areas, Services, Technologies and Ecosystem Partners CLICK HERE

Transformation in a Time of Significant Change (BLOG)

Our CEO, Vince DeRose, discuss PEAK’s “Transformation” and the role Authoritative Excellence plays in our evolution.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE

PEAK Tech Patrol

AE is…

Being excellent at a small number of topical areas where we can add unique value through consulting, services and technology solutions.

AE is not…

Trying to be all things to all people. We are not a line card VAR.

AE

Governs the
Organization

  • Investments
  • Education & Certifications
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Partnerships

AE

Empowers
Focus

  • Solutions that Matter and are Relevant
  • Partnerships and Relationships that Matter
  • Services that Matter
  • Products that Matter
  • Education and Certifications that Matter

Understanding our Superpowers

Enterprise Network

OVERVIEW

Understand, Consult, Plan, Build, and Manage mission-critical connectivity for voice, data, cloud, and IOT applications.

 

CONSULTING SERVICES

  • Evaluate business goals and recommend solutions that help achieve those goals
  • Evaluate current network architecture against operational efficiencies
  • Evaluate operational procedures against operational efficiencies

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

  • AWS network connectivity (cloud-native and hybrid cloud)
  • Cisco LAN and Campus routing and switching
  • Cisco Data Center networking (storage and IP/Ethernet)
  • Cisco WAN routing
  • Cisco Meraki

ECOSYSTEM PARTNERS

  • AWS
  • Cisco

PRODUCTS

  • Cisco ASR
  • CSR and ISR routing
  • Cisco Catalyst switching
  • Cisco Duo Security
  • Cisco Umbrella
  • Cisco ASA with AnyConnect VPN
  • Cisco Meraki MR
  • Meraki MS
  • Meraki MX

Enterprise Security

OVERVIEW

Understand your business and security objectives in order to help strengthen posture through existing frameworks, policies, and best practices while enabling business functions and removing cost and complexity where possible.

 

CONSULTING SERVICES

  • PEAK’s team will collaborate with you to identify areas of improvement for your vulnerability management, network and endpoint security posture.
  • We will make recommendations regarding policies, procedures, solutions and services to enable business functions while increasing security posture and removing costs and complexity.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

  • Installation
  • Optimization
  • Management

ECOSYSTEM PARTNERS

  • CheckPoint
  • PAN
  • Gigamon
  • Deep Instinct
  • FireEye
  • Tenable
  • IBM
  • AWS

PRODUCTS

  • Sandblast
  • NGFW
  • Maestro
  • Panorama
  • GigaVUE
  • ThreatINSIGHT
  • Advanced EndPoint and Mobile
  • EndPoint Security
  • Email Security
  • Managed Threat Defense
  • Nessus Pro
  • Tenable.io
  • Tenable.ot

Data Center Infrastructure

OVERVIEW

Understand business drivers and desired outcomes in order to Architect, Optimize, and Deliver Data Center infrastructure that leverages on prem and cloud resources for business-critical applications.

 

CONSULTING SERVICES

  • Help organizations enable rapid deployment of services and workloads with an eye toward the proper placement due to the integration and connectivity of on-prem, colocation or cloud ecosystems.
  • Review business and project requirements in order to provide solutions that address the shifting priorities brought about by the complexity of Edge and IoT.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

  • Data Center, Colocation and Cloud selection & deployment
  • Capacity Planning
  • Infrastructure discovery, insights & assessments
  • Implementation Services
  • Life Cycle Management

ECOSYSTEM PARTNERS

  • IBM
  • Cisco
  • Dell
  • NetApp
  • VMware
  • Zerto
  • Veeam
  • Rubrik
  • Liqid
  • AWS

Data Center & Endpoint

OVERVIEW

PEAK has over 25 years of experience understanding and managing complex integrations and logistics for single- and multi-site data center, endpoint, colocation, and employee residential locations deployments.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

  • Part / Feature Aggregation
  • Staging, Integration & Testing
  • BIOS / Firmware updates prior to delivery
  • Supply Chain management and Administration
  • Custom Documentation & As-Built Diagrams
  • Racking, Cabling, Labeling, Kitting
  • Packaging, Logistics and Shipping
  • Custom 3PL services
  • Data Center relocation
  • Remote workforce depot repair services

PRODUCTS

  • Modern warehouse and integration facility located in Denver, CO
  • Skilled Architects, Engineers and Project Managers
  • World-wide logistics partnerships
  • Domestic & foreign country export and supply-chain services

Data Center Colocation

OVERVIEW

Understand and match clients’ business goals with the Colocation provider that best meets their needs. We develop a plan to combine the optimal environmental & infrastructure configuration with the best financial and risk-averse model in order to help chose the right Co-Location Partner.

 

CONSULTING SERVICES

  • Data Center Site Selection Services
  • On-Premise vs. Off-Premise TCO

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

  • Relocation Services
  • Planning Services
  • Data Protection Services
  • Migration Services
  • Contract Management
  • Structured Cabling
  • Deployment Services
  • Asset Disposition
  • Data Sanitization
  • Project Management

ECOSYSTEM PARTNERS

  • Flexential
  • Equinix
  • Iron Mountain
  • CoreSite
  • Cyxtera
  • Faction
  • P2P Global

PRODUCTS

  • Colocation Services
  • Cloud Services
  • Managed Services

Data Protection

OVERVIEW

Understand business goals to help define continuity and recovery objectives. Review current posture, consult, design, implement, and manage on-prem, hybrid or cloud data protection solutions.

 

CONSULTING SERVICES

  • Identify, define, document & assess current data protection, backup, recovery and retention policies
  • Design a plan for optimizing in-place solution or transforming to a plan that more fully addresses backup, recovery, retention and data sovereignty in order to enhance your overall data protection posture using on-prem, hybrid or cloud-based solutions

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

  • Optimization
  • Implementation / Installation
  • Management

ECOSYSTEM PARTNERS

  • IBM
  • Rubrik
  • Veeam
  • Zerto
  • AWS

PRODUCTS

  • IBM Spectrum Protect Suite
  • Rubrik Backup & Recovery
  • Veeam Backup and Replication
  • Zerto Continuous Data Protection

Project Management

OVERVIEW

Our certified PMO team uses standardized PM practices and methodologies to bring value and support successful execution of projects across the IT spectrum. Every PEAK professional engagement includes PEAK Project Management

 

CONSULTING SERVICES

  • Planning, coordination and management of the execution of projects from beginning to end
  • Organizing resources and personnel
  • Managing all PM related tasks including documentation, deliverables, risk management, change control, scheduling and closeout.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

  • ERP / EMR implementations
  • New installations & decommissions
  • Application migrations
  • VMWare Horizon & Workspace
  • One Multi-site Colocation implementations
  • Process Improvement
  • Logistics and complex rack elevations

METHODOLOGIES

  • Waterfall
  • Agile
  • Scrum
  • Hybrid
  • Lean
  • Meraki MX

Maintenance & Contract Management

OVERVIEW

Understand specific drivers, financial motivations and risk factors in order to consult on all aspects of the selection, entitlement, tracking, and renewal of any hardware, software or other contract related to IT assets.

 

CONSULTING SERVICES

  • Asset discovery
  • Contract review and consolidation
  • Third-party coverage options
  • Internal CMDB for asset and configuration tracking

ECOSYSTEM PARTNERS

  • CheckPoint
  • Cisco
  • F5
  • IBM
  • Lenovo
  • NetApp
  • Red Hat
  • VMware
  • Veeam
  • Rubrik

PRODUCTS

  • Hardware Support & Maintenance
  • Contracts Software
  • Support & Maintenance Contracts
  • Managed & Cloud Contracts
  • SaaS & XaaS Contract Management

Enterprise Network

OVERVIEW

Understand, Consult, Plan, Build, and Manage mission-critical connectivity for voice, data, cloud, and IOT applications.

 

CONSULTING SERVICES

  • Evaluate business goals and recommend solutions that help achieve those goals
  • Evaluate current network architecture against operational efficiencies
  • Evaluate operational procedures against operational efficiencies

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

  • AWS network connectivity (cloud-native and hybrid cloud)
  • Cisco LAN and Campus routing and switching
  • Cisco Data Center networking (storage and IP/Ethernet)
  • Cisco WAN routing
  • Cisco Meraki

ECOSYSTEM PARTNERS

  • AWS
  • Cisco

PRODUCTS

  • Cisco ASR
  • CSR and ISR routing
  • Cisco Catalyst switching
  • Cisco Duo Security
  • Cisco Umbrella
  • Cisco ASA with AnyConnect VPN
  • Cisco Meraki MR
  • Meraki MS
  • Meraki MX

Enterprise Security

OVERVIEW

Understand your business and security objectives in order to help strengthen posture through existing frameworks, policies, and best practices while enabling business functions and removing cost and complexity where possible.

 

CONSULTING SERVICES

  • PEAK’s team will collaborate with you to identify areas of improvement for your vulnerability management, network and endpoint security posture.
  • We will make recommendations regarding policies, procedures, solutions and services to enable business functions while increasing security posture and removing costs and complexity.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

  • Installation
  • Optimization
  • Management

ECOSYSTEM PARTNERS

  • CheckPoint
  • PAN
  • Gigamon
  • Deep Instinct
  • FireEye
  • Tenable
  • IBM
  • AWS

PRODUCTS

  • Sandblast
  • NGFW
  • Maestro
  • Panorama
  • GigaVUE
  • ThreatINSIGHT
  • Advanced EndPoint and Mobile
  • EndPoint Security
  • Email Security
  • Managed Threat Defense
  • Nessus Pro
  • Tenable.io
  • Tenable.ot

Data Center Infrastructure

OVERVIEW

Understand business drivers and desired outcomes in order to Architect, Optimize, and Deliver Data Center infrastructure that leverages on prem and cloud resources for business-critical applications.

 

CONSULTING SERVICES

  • Help organizations enable rapid deployment of services and workloads with an eye toward the proper placement due to the integration and connectivity of on-prem, colocation or cloud ecosystems.
  • Review business and project requirements in order to provide solutions that address the shifting priorities brought about by the complexity of Edge and IoT.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

  • Data Center, Colocation and Cloud selection & deployment
  • Capacity Planning
  • Infrastructure discovery, insights & assessments
  • Implementation Services
  • Life Cycle Management

ECOSYSTEM PARTNERS

  • IBM
  • Cisco
  • Dell
  • NetApp
  • VMware
  • Zerto
  • Veeam
  • Rubrik
  • Liqid
  • AWS

Data Center & Endpoint

OVERVIEW

PEAK has over 25 years of experience understanding and managing complex integrations and logistics for single- and multi-site data center, endpoint, colocation, and employee residential locations deployments.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

  • Part / Feature Aggregation
  • Staging, Integration & Testing
  • BIOS / Firmware updates prior to delivery
  • Supply Chain management and Administration
  • Custom Documentation & As-Built Diagrams
  • Racking, Cabling, Labeling, Kitting
  • Packaging, Logistics and Shipping
  • Custom 3PL services
  • Data Center relocation
  • Remote workforce depot repair services

PRODUCTS

  • Modern warehouse and integration facility located in Denver, CO
  • Skilled Architects, Engineers and Project Managers
  • World-wide logistics partnerships
  • Domestic & foreign country export and supply-chain services

Data Center Colocation

OVERVIEW

Understand and match clients’ business goals with the Colocation provider that best meets their needs. We develop a plan to combine the optimal environmental & infrastructure configuration with the best financial and risk-averse model in order to help chose the right Co-Location Partner.

 

CONSULTING SERVICES

  • Data Center Site Selection Services
  • On-Premise vs. Off-Premise TCO

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

  • Relocation Services
  • Planning Services
  • Data Protection Services
  • Migration Services
  • Contract Management
  • Structured Cabling
  • Deployment Services
  • Asset Disposition
  • Data Sanitization
  • Project Management

ECOSYSTEM PARTNERS

  • Flexential
  • Equinix
  • Iron Mountain
  • CoreSite
  • Cyxtera
  • Faction
  • P2P Global

PRODUCTS

  • Colocation Services
  • Cloud Services
  • Managed Services

Data Protection

OVERVIEW

Understand business goals to help define continuity and recovery objectives. Review current posture, consult, design, implement, and manage on-prem, hybrid or cloud data protection solutions.

 

CONSULTING SERVICES

  • Identify, define, document & assess current data protection, backup, recovery and retention policies
  • Design a plan for optimizing in-place solution or transforming to a plan that more fully addresses backup, recovery, retention and data sovereignty in order to enhance your overall data protection posture using on-prem, hybrid or cloud-based solutions

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

  • Optimization
  • Implementation / Installation
  • Management

ECOSYSTEM PARTNERS

  • IBM
  • Rubrik
  • Veeam
  • Zerto
  • AWS

PRODUCTS

  • IBM Spectrum Protect Suite
  • Rubrik Backup & Recovery
  • Veeam Backup and Replication
  • Zerto Continuous Data Protection

Project Management

OVERVIEW

Our certified PMO team uses standardized PM practices and methodologies to bring value and support successful execution of projects across the IT spectrum. Every PEAK professional engagement includes PEAK Project Management

 

CONSULTING SERVICES

  • Planning, coordination and management of the execution of projects from beginning to end
  • Organizing resources and personnel
  • Managing all PM related tasks including documentation, deliverables, risk management, change control, scheduling and closeout.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

  • ERP / EMR implementations
  • New installations & decommissions
  • Application migrations
  • VMWare Horizon & Workspace
  • One Multi-site Colocation implementations
  • Process Improvement
  • Logistics and complex rack elevations

METHODOLOGIES

  • Waterfall
  • Agile
  • Scrum
  • Hybrid
  • Lean
  • Meraki MX

Maintenance & Contract Management

OVERVIEW

Understand specific drivers, financial motivations and risk factors in order to consult on all aspects of the selection, entitlement, tracking, and renewal of any hardware, software or other contract related to IT assets.

 

CONSULTING SERVICES

  • Asset discovery
  • Contract review and consolidation
  • Third-party coverage options
  • Internal CMDB for asset and configuration tracking

ECOSYSTEM PARTNERS

  • CheckPoint
  • Cisco
  • F5
  • IBM
  • Lenovo
  • NetApp
  • Red Hat
  • VMware
  • Veeam
  • Rubrik

PRODUCTS

  • Hardware Support & Maintenance
  • Contracts Software
  • Support & Maintenance Contracts
  • Managed & Cloud Contracts
  • SaaS & XaaS Contract Management