Zayo dark fiber technology will be the backbone of PeakColo’s cloud solutions
LOUISVILLE, Colo.– July 25, 2011 – Zayo, a provider of bandwidth, colocation and dark fiber infrastructure services, has signed a multi-year agreement with Denver-based PeakColo. PeakColo is a provider of cloud-based solutions and services including Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) that is used for cloud-based solution deployments and as the foundation for Software-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service. Under the terms of the agreement, Zayo will provide PeakColo with dark fiber that will serve as the core connectivity in PeakColo’s western-area network, enabling PeakColo to further enhance the speed and performance of its cloud services to customers in their Colorado and Arizona data centers.
Cloud-based solutions are rapidly growing, with more than 37 percent of large businesses already adopting cloud-based offerings, according to a recent CDW study. Zayo is strategically positioned to deliver the bandwidth infrastructure necessary to support this increasing demand. Zayo provides transport, dark fiber and other bandwidth services over its network footprints in 31 states plus Washington D.C.
“PeakColo has experienced 300 percent year-over-year growth and, as a result, we had an immediate need for reliable network services that could be deployed quickly. Zayo not only delivered on this requirement but they did so with the bandwidth we needed today, tomorrow and into the foreseeable future,” said Luke Norris, president and CEO of PeakColo. “The Zayo team was easy to work with and they operated with the efficiency and flexibility we needed to continue to grow at this pace.”
“PeakColo is a great example of why dark fiber makes sense for many companies,” said John Real, vice president and general manager of the central region for Zayo Networks. “PeakColo’s cloud-based solutions require the ability to react quickly to a customer’s increasing bandwidth needs. Zayo’s dark fiber solutions allow PeakColo to have that control at its fingertips, without waiting for a service provider, and the scalability of dark fiber can accommodate PeakColo’s evolving technologies as needed.”
About Zayo Group
Based in Louisville, Colorado, privately owned Zayo Group (www.zayo.com) is a leading provider of fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure and network-neutral colocation and interconnection services. Zayo Group is organized into autonomous business units supporting customers who require lit and dark fiber services and carrier neutral colocation. Zayo’s business units provide these services over regional, metro and fiber-to-the-tower networks. Zayo was recently ranked #23 on the ColoradoBiz Top 250 Private Companies in Colorado and its President and CEO, Dan Caruso, was recently named one of the “Eleven Colorado business people to watch in 2011” by the Denver Post.
Established in 2006, PeakColo (www.peakcolo.com) began and continues its focus on the Infrastructure-as-a-Service slice of cloud computing delivering public, private, Hybrid, DR, and custom solutions. As a SAS70 Type II company, they focus on consistently sound operational procedures pushed down from our seasoned management team of industry experts. Headquartered in the Denver metropolitan area, PeakColo is privately owned and well-capitalized. This structure has allowed PeakColo to always expand and deploy solutions consistently and in accordance with the highest standards in the IT arena.