Enables Fast, Seamless On Ramps to the Cloud For Enterprises and Partners
Denver, Colorado—December 11, 2013—Peak® (formerly PeakColo), an enterprise-class IaaS Cloud provider for channel partners, today announces it has added two additional core cloud nodes located in Santa Clara, CA and Atlanta, GA to its already geographically dispersed platform. This expansion enables its clients and partners fast, seamless on ramps to the cloud from any location or data center. Through a recently announced strategic partnership with Telx, the expansion allows Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud powered by Peak to be a part of Telx’s new Cloud/MSP Enablement Program. The Enablement Program provides Telx clients an array of complementary managed services to layer atop their colocation environments.
Based in New York City, Telx has twenty data centers utilizing 100% Uptime SLAs and 24-hour cross connect guarantees across North America. The cloud node expansion brings Peak’s total cloud presence up to eight distinct geographies throughout the United States and Europe, allowing clients and partners a way to peer interchangeably with nearly every network carrier, service provider and cloud provider present at Telx data centers
“Telx customers may now directly connect into Peak’s cloud platform, using Peak to Peak Direct Connect, a fast and easy Layer 2 network topology that interconnects Telx facilities nationwide,” comments Luke Norris, CEO and Founder of Peak. “The patented Layer 2 Peak to Peak Direct Connect enables clients to effortlessly interconnect all of their private, public, and on-premise cloud resources ‘as-is’ over the Physical Device Layer, eliminating the need for layer 3 conversion and increasing the cloud migration process exponentially.” Under the new partnership agreement, Telx’s 1200+ customers may interconnect to Peak’s cloud from any Telx location. In addition, customers with on-premise data centers may connect as-is into Peak’s cloud, using any of Telx’s 900 network carrier providers.
Peak’s newest cloud nodes will be available in January 2014 to the entire Telx and Peak ecosystem. Peak is the first named partner in Telx’s Cloud Enablement Program, cementing a partnership that strengthens Peak’s cloud presence throughout North America and increases Telx’s high quality portfolio of products for its clients.
“Peak’s award-winning cloud services are a perfect addition to Telx’s portfolio,” states Chris Downie, CEO of Telx. “The nature of Peak’s unique connectivity model allows every Telx customer, to plug in to Peak’s cloud and immediately benefit from their customizable cloud and our network. Peak’s cloud, housed in Telx facilities, will provide our customers with a cohesive hybrid cloud solution matching our commitment of a 100% SLA on colocation services with 100% SLA on cloud services.
Peak’s enterprise-class cloud services platform has been recognized by NetApp Innovation Awards, Compuware’s Top 25 Cloud Service Providers, TalkingCloud Top 100, and as a CRN top channel partner. In addition to flexible IaaS services such as private hybrid cloud, disaster recovery, storage and backup, it also offers object-based storage, which handles petabytes of data in a cost effective way. Peak plans additional cloud node expansions with Telx over the course of 2014 to accommodate customer growth.
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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 offers both Cisco UCS and Open Compute platforms, and is 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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Telx is a leading provider of interconnection and secure data center services in strategic, high-demand North American markets. With 20 data centers supported by 100% Uptime SLAs and 24 Hour Cross Connect guarantees, Telx increases speed to market and reduced connectivity costs by providing direct connectivity to the industry’s highest performance networks and access to 1,200+ customers, including leading telecommunications carriers, ISPs, cloud providers, content providers and enterprises. Telx is a privately held company headquartered in New York City, servicing 13 US markets with six facilities across the New York / New Jersey Metro area, two facilities in Chicago, two facilities in Dallas, four facilities in California (Los Angeles, San Francisco, and two in Santa Clara), two Pacific Northwest facilities (Seattle and Portland), and facilities in Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix and Charlotte, N.C