Telx® and Peak® (formerly PeakColo) have announced two cloud nodes are now online and ready for customers allowing direct access to Telx Enabled Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud powered by Peak. The new core nodes reside in two Telx data centers, SCL2, a 40,000 square foot data center at 2820 Northwestern Parkway in Santa Clara, California and in ATL1, a 160,000-sq-ft data center located at 56 Marietta Street in Atlanta.
To celebrate the opening of these new cloud nodes, the companies are offering special incentives to clients who establish new cloud service including hybrid configurations, which leverage both Telx colocation and a robust cloud platform powered by Peak. Clients looking to change providers can easily migrate to this secure cloud platform with a simplified plan that includes:
- Free data transfer to the Telx Enabled Cloud, Powered by Peak
- Free bandwidth [10 Gbps] until all customer data is seeded in Peak's cloud
- Free engineering assistance for migration planning
- This plan is available until June 30, 2014
“We wanted to provide easy ways for clients to utilize cloud computing and with our patented Layer 2 Peak to Peak Direct Connect network technology, both Telx customers and Peak partners can quickly migrate full production and backup environments directly to the cloud,” stated Dave Woodward, Senior Vice President of Sales for Peak. “The marketplace has positively responded to the enablement of Peak’s cloud within Telx facilities. We look forward to bringing more cloud nodes online in Telx facilities throughout the coming year.”
Peak currently has cloud nodes in 11 unique geographies across the U.S. and Europe offering partners, VARs and distributors flexible ways to connect interchangeably.
“Infrastructure as a Service continues to be a strong growth area for cloud computing because it provides businesses of all sizes with enhanced capabilities and direct financial benefits,” said Tim FitzGerald, vice president of Avnet Cloud Solutions, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas “The availability of Peak’s new cloud nodes through Telx provides Avnet’s channel partners in the U.S. and Canada with expanded opportunities to help their customers deploy secure cloud platforms. Our channel partners will be able to leverage these new nodes to address the IT infrastructure challenges of their customers related to business continuity, disaster recovery, storage, and networking.”
“Telx enabled cloud services powered by Peak allows clients to access a customizable set of cloud services, managed storage and backup services, while leveraging Telx’s expansive access to leading carriers and global networks,” said Les Williams, Director, Strategic Business Development, Telx. “Partnering with Peak in our strategically located data centers in Santa Clara and Atlanta is just the beginning in our relationship. We are excited about the prospect of expanding our partnership with Peak across any of Telx’s 20 data centers coast to coast as the market needs arise. Telx is servicing some of the world’s largest network providers and enterprises across a wide range of business verticals and this partnership allows us to respond to increased customer demand for flexible cloud solutions.”