From the Wires
PeakColo Expands Cloud Presence To Chicago
Rapidly Expanding IaaS Cloud Service Provider Locates in PlusOne's Data Center
By: PR Newswire
Dec. 18, 2012 08:30 AM
DENVER, Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PeakColo, a leading enterprise-class IaaS Cloud service provider to service providers, announced today the addition of its seventh cloud node in Chicago, Illinois. PeakColo will partner with PlusOne, a Chicago-based data center service provider, to provide low latency services in that region. Chicago brings the total number of PeakColo cloud regions to six, including Seattle, Denver, New York, New Jersey, and the United Kingdom.
PeakColo offers a 100% channel-centric business model. White-labeling PeakColo's IaaS cloud services as their own, resellers rapidly enter the cloud marketplace under their own brand, preserving their customer relationships. PeakColo is VMware vCloud® Powered and is a Platinum-level NetApp service provider. Recently, PeakColo raised $7.5 million in growth equity capital from Meritage Funds and Sweetwater Capital. The investment will fund growth to meet customer demand in the Company's current markets and expansion into additional markets over the next twelve months.
"Interest in PeakColo's white-labeled cloud services has grown exponentially. Our customers demand presence throughout the US, and the addition of our Chicago cloud node ensures we remain one of the fastest enterprise clouds in the marketplace," states Luke Norris, CEO and Founder of PeakColo. "The opportunity to accomplish this expansion with PlusOne not only supports our business model but also enhances it with their exemplary operational model."
PlusOne provides mission-critical solutions to a broad range of industries including media, healthcare and telecom. Its flagship data center is located in downtown Chicago and is engineered to provide 100% uptime for applications and IT infrastructure.
Kevin Francis, Director of Real Estate for PlusOne said, "The growth and technical requirements presented to us by PeakColo, while demanding and leading-edge, were accommodated in our standard operating model. We are excited to have PeakColo add PlusOne as a major PeakColo cloud service node."
In addition to space, redundant power and cooling, PlusOne offers redundant 10Gbps+ bandwidth, expert remote-hands, 24x7x365 dedicated on-site staff, and other value-added support services to complement its core colocation services. "By retaining complete control of our mission-critical infrastructure, PlusOne can assure its customers that all aspects of the datacenter are operated and maintained at the high standards necessary to meet their uptime requirements," said PlusOne Vice President, Ronnie Sebren.
About PlusOne - PlusOne is a data center solutions provider specializing in highly flexible, carrier-neutral colocation services. PlusOne data centers are engineered to meet and exceed the demanding uptime, security and scalability criteria of today's enterprise. The company was founded in 2011 and currently operates facilities in Chicago, IL and Atlanta, GA. For more information visit www.plusonedata.com.
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