Peak Teams With Telx to Expand Footprint, Customer Base

The raised-floor area at the Telx data center in Clifton, NJ.

The raised-floor area inside a Telx data center.

Data center and interconnection specialist Telx and channel-focused cloud provider Peak (formerly PeakColo) have formed a very symbiotic partnership. Peak will expand into two Telx data centers, SCL2 in Santa Clara, California and ATL1 at 56 Marietta Street in Atlanta, Georgia. This improves Peak’s infrastructure footprint and gives Telx a cloud partner for key facilities. The newest Peak cloud nodes will be available in January 2014.

“If you think about our customer base, which is service providers,telecoms, and VARs, Telx is in almost in perfect alignment,” said Luke Norris, CEO of Peak. “Telx has these customers, so there’s almost perfect synergy from the start.”

Telx and Peak are coordinating on developing cloud, connectivity, managed services and colocation solutions to new and existing clients. Peak is the first named partner in Telx’s Enablement Program, cementing a partnership that strengthens Peak’s cloud presence throughout North America and increases Telx’s portfolio of products for its clients. The partnership has been in the works for about a year.

Data center providers have to get into cloud; either by building it themselves and potentially cannibalizing business or stepping on the toes of customers, or through smart partnerships such as the Telx-Peak agreement. Telx clients will be able to plug into Peak’s platform to use a customizable set of cloud services, managed storage and backup services, and do it while leveraging Telx’s colocation space and expansive access to both regional and global networks.

“By locating in Telx data centers, we can offer our mutual clients an award winning platform, excellent latency, reliability, scalability, and connectivity to other enterprises and cloud providers,” said Norris. “Our relationship with Telx offers a number of benefits to customers, including a variety of architectural options. Customers will be able to enjoy the benefits of hybrid solutions that include enterprise data centers, hosted private clouds and colocation-based resources, Peak cloud services, and tethering to third party cloud providers.”

Peak has been on a tear, posting tremendous growth for the last few years. Its 100 percent channel-centric cloud approach has been a winning formula, as well as part of the reason it changed its old, somewhat misleading name of PeakColo. The company discussed its positioning with Data Center Knowledge last April.

Telx continues to boost its offerings in regards to connectivity, as well as continues to form smart partnerships with cloud providers giving its customers a myriad of options to work with. The ecosystem is growing.

“Peak represents the latest in a broad range of cloud service providers that have selected Telx, ranging from IaaS to SaaS (Software as a Service) providers,” said Chris Downie, CEO of Telx. “We are servicing some of the world’s largest network service providers and enterprises across a wide range of business verticals, such as digital media and entertainment, social networks, video streaming, financial services, healthcare, retail, other cloud companies, and startups. The diversity and ability to interact with hundreds of businesses in our Telx ecosystem creates and provides growth opportunities for all participants across our 20 data centers from coast to coast.”

Telx’s 20 highly interconnected data centers, offering hundreds of network service providers and tens of thousands of connections combined with Peak’s cloud computing services leadership provides customers a unique value proposition for interactive applications with uncertain demand.

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About the Author

Jason Verge is an Editor/Industry Analyst on the Data Center Knowledge team with a strong background in the data center and Web hosting industries. In the past he’s covered all things Internet Infrastructure, including cloud (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS), mass market hosting, managed hosting, enterprise IT spending trends and M&A. He writes about a range of topics at DCK, with an emphasis on cloud hosting.

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