Global IT solutions distributor Avnet Technology Solutions has added PeakColo’s cloud hosting services platform to its U.S. distribution portfolio. PeakColo is an enterprise-class infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud service provider that is 100 percent dedicated to serving clients through channel partners.
Avnet will be developing integrated and packaged off-premise cloud solutions for its channel partners powered by PeakColo. These solutions will address the IT infrastructure challenges of channel partners’ customers related to production workloads, business continuity, disaster recovery, storage and networking.
Avnet also unveiled its first Peak-powered cloud solution based on NetApp Private Storage for Amazon Web Services (AWS). This offering combines the performance and control of NetApp enterprise storage with the efficiency and elasticity of AWS. Enterprises can access the solution exclusively through Avnet’s channel community, with the ability to consume NetApp storage in an OPEX model that does not require ownership but at least a 12 month commitment.
White Label Cloud Hosting
Additionally, channel partners can white label Peak’s Cloud through Avnet’s Cloud Accelerator Program Powered by Peak. This program will enable Avnet partners to offer cloud services by integrating Peak’s enterprise-class cloud services platform, featuring Open Compute or Cisco FlexPod-based infrastructure and NetApp storage, into their existing managed services portfolio to meet the specific needs of their customers.
“Avnet’s unique approach of developing integrated and packaged cloud solutions will provide our channel partners with a wealth of resources for supporting their enterprise clients,” said Luke Norris, CEO and founder of PeakColo. “PeakColo’s solutions reduce the complexity and risk of moving enterprise computing into the cloud. Our new collaboration with Avnet gives partners the additional personalized service and technical support they need to be successful.”
The integrated, packaged solutions powered by PeakColo are developed by the Avnet Services Cloud Solutions team, which focuses on off-premise cloud computing. Leveraging Avnet’s technical expertise and intellectual property, this team creates cloud-based offerings for high-demand workload areas, including application hosting and management; backup and disaster recovery; data center as a service; productivity and collaboration; remote management and monitoring; security; and test and development. The Avnet Services Cloud Solutions team will also provide Peak partners with solutions sales and technical support throughout their entire sales cycle.
Established in 2006, PeakColo began and continues its focus on the Infrastructure-as-a-Service slice of cloud computing, with a 100 percent focus on the channel. Headquartered in the Denver metropolitan area, Peak has data centers in six geographies across the United States and in Europe (Seattle, Denver, Chicago, New Jersey, New York, and the United Kingdom), Peak offers a cloud environment that contains tens of thousands of virtual machines and multiple petabytes of storage for public, private, hybrid and disaster recovery solutions. Peak is VMware vCloud powered and is a platinum-level NetApp service provider.