Peak 10 to Deliver Cloud Computing & Data Center Services for PGA of America

By Community | August 1, 2012

The PGA of America has employed Peak 10 to deliver its cloud computing and data center services.

Peak 10’s tailored solution, troche which includes monitoring and managed data replication, provides core infrastructure for The PGA of America’s Championship applications, including its ticketing, admissions, and scoring systems.

“Peak 10 has consistently provided the uptime and reliability needed for The PGA of America’s most mission-critical applications,” said Sean Walker, PGA director of Internet systems. “Through the use of its cloud services for systems at our Championships, we have been able to add scalability to our high-volume applications as needed, while increasing overall system reliability through redundancy across multiple data centers.”

In addition to cloud services, The PGA of America will utilize Peak 10’s burstable bandwidth, a solution that provides available network capacity to handle traffic spikes on its website. For added protection, Peak 10 will provide geo-redundancy for the Association, and Peak 10’s campus in Charlotte, N.C., will serve as a failover site to the primary system at its Louisville-based technology campus.

“We have worked with The PGA of America for many years, and its migration to our cloud platform was a natural step for its maintaining critical applications,” said Matt Phillips, vice president and general manager of Peak 10 Louisville. “Our team is excited to work alongside such a well-known entity in the sports world. We know how important it is for golf enthusiasts worldwide to have access to PGA sites.”

According to Walker, Peak 10’s management of the infrastructure enables The PGA team to increase efficiencies by focusing less on hardware and maintenance and more on system implementation and operations. “The overall reliability of the Peak 10 cloud infrastructure is a key element in helping us deliver highly-visible solutions such as the scoring system for our premier events.”