Denver, Colorado – March 6, 2014 – Peak® (formerly PeakColo), an enterprise-class IaaS Cloud provider for channel partners, announces today that it has achieved the Cisco®Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification (CMSP) for IaaS providers, allowing Peak and its partners to sell cloud based solutions based on Cisco hardware, services and support. This certification recognizes Peak as having the capabilities to sell and deliver cloud and managed services that help accelerate time to market and time to revenue.
“Peak is the first channel-only cloud service provider to pass the Advanced CMSP certification in the Infrastructure as a Service category, opening up an additional platform that our resellers and distributors may offer to their clients,” comments Luke Norris, CEO and Founder of Peak. “Now that Peak is Cisco-powered, Cisco VARs may easily re-sell, white label or become an agent and incorporate Peak’s secure cloud, into their current managed services portfolio.”
Comstor , the Cisco-dedicated business unit of Westcon, selected Peak for its Cisco-powered enterprise-class cloud offering. “Earning the Cisco-Powered designation for IaaS providers makes Peak’s cloud ideal for our product portfolio,” says Matt Karst, Comstor Senior Director of Cloud Solutions. “We have enjoyed Peak’s 100% channel centric model – as it ensures our partners’ sales teams don’t compete for the same clients.”
The Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification is part of the Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program, focused on helping partners such as Peak envision, build, market, and sell cloud and managed services. As a Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certified Partner, Peak offers a platform built on the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework, and provides basic management capabilities that support Cisco technologies.
Peak® is an enterprise-class Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud service provider to channel partners. White-labeling Peak’s cloud services as their own, resellers and agents rapidly enter the cloud marketplace under their own brand without capital expenditure, enjoying a faster route to profitability. Peak operates Type II SSAE 16 and SOC 1 & 2 compliant cloud nodes in eight geographies across the United States and in Europe (Silicon Valley, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, New Jersey, New York, Atlanta, and the United Kingdom). Its VMware vCloud® Powered cloud environment contains tens of thousands of virtual machines and multiple petabytes of storage for public, private, hybrid and disaster recovery solutions. Peak is Cisco-Powered and a Platinum-level NetApp Service Provider. For more information, visit www.poweredbypeak.com call (855) 532-4734; or follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.
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