PeakColo has announced it has been selected as a finalist for NetApp’s Annual Innovation Awards, which honors select NetApp customers who unleash the power of IT to accelerate business.

PeakColo is a finalist in the Go Beyond category, which highlights customers with an eye on cloud service innovations that challenge the status quo. PeakColo’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud solution is 100% channel-centric. Resellers and agents white-label the Peak cloud as their own in order to rapidly enter the cloud marketplace.  Peak’s cloud allows customers to significantly grow their IT environment and improve operational performance via a consumption-based model, without capital expense.  With cloud nodes in six geographies worldwide, Peak offers five tiers of storage, single virtual machines built to 1 TB RAM and 64 cores, and sub 40 ms latency coast to coast.

“It is an honor to be recognized as an innovative leader in the IT community by NetApp,” states Luke Norris, Founder and CEO at PeakColo. “NetApp allows us to meet our customers’ ever-changing service requirements and to deliver mixed workloads in a balanced, non-disruptive way.”

Backed by NetApp storage, PeakColo delivers on-demand, pay-as-you-go computing and storage resources. Utilizing the NetApp Distributed Content Repository Solution,PeakColo’s object-oriented storage as a service, Mountain-Moving Storage, enables value-added resellers, agents and service providers with an effective way to manage petabyte-scale amounts of data for clients.

Dave Hitz, Co-founder of NetApp, shared his thoughts on PeakColo at VMworld 2012