PeakColo Extends Petabyte-Scale Storage to the Channel
April 16th, 2013 By: Jason Verge
Channel-focused cloud provider PeakColo has launched a new storage offering addressing Petabyte-scale amounts of data. Called Mountain-Moving Storage, it’s a white-label object-oriented storage as a service offering that extends petabyte-scale objects storage to providers, averting the need for them to roll out their own.
PeakColo enables value-added resellers, agents, and service providers to roll out cloud services, addressing a growing need. “PeakColo’s Mountain-Moving Object-Oriented Storage service is a key differentiator for our channel partners – from value-added resellers to data center providers – that look to diversify their product portfolios with cloud-based offerings,” said Luke Norris , CEO and Founder of PeakColo. “With the massive amounts of unstructured data created and used by enterprises of all sizes, cost-effective management can be a real problem. Our Mountain-Moving Storage is easy to manage, while still allowing end-users quick access to their stored data. And unlike other providers, Peak does not charge customers for seeding or retrieving their data.”
Mountain-Moving Storage is based on NetApp’s Distributed Content Repository Solution. It offers multiple solutions for managing massive data repositories, including deep archival of unstructured data, long term backup retention, and archival of video and image objects such as medical records, addressing regulatory requirements including PCI, HIPAA, and SOX.
“PeakColo’s pure channel focus offers high-margin financial models to NetApp partners,” said Jon Mellon, vice president and general manager, Service Provider Partners, NetApp. “PeakColo’s new object-based storage service is a great addition to their portfolio and will help our channel partners better meet customer needs for managing petabyte-scale unstructured data.”
This is yet another piece that PeakColo can offer to channel partners to integrate into their own service offerings, increasing competitive advantages. The company is 100% channel focused, as covered in a recent profile.
Providers can create customized back-up solutions for their clients with full protection of their existing data, as well as plan for future data requirements. Once stored, data can be accessed anytime, anywhere. It adds to PeakColo’s appeal with those dealing with and/or wanting to leverage object-minded applications such as web 2.0 and emerging applications designed with objects in mind.