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White Cloud.  Dedicated Private Cloud for White Label Cloud partners.

What is Infrastructure-as-a-Service?

At its simplest, IaaS provides the infrastructure of the cloud. It’s about delivering on-demand computing, network and storage resources so that your company can focus on the services riding atop Peak’s cloud.

What Is White Cloud?

Peak’s White Cloud Service is backed by a 100% SLA guarantee.  We dedicate resources to each customer so noisy neighbors are never an issue.  Ideal for high performance production workloads, White Cloud features:

  • Dedicated compute resources per customer in a N+1 architecture
  • Virtually dedicated storage with ...more ›

› Dedicated Private Cloud

Red Cloud.  Dedicated Private Cloud.

Peak’s Red Cloud Service is a dedicated private cloud solution backed by a 100% SLA guarantee.  We dedicate compute, storage and network resources to each customer so noisy neighbors are never an issue.  Ideal for high performance, high production workloads, Red Cloud dedicated private cloud features:

  • Dedicated private Cisco or Open compute resources for every customer at N+1 architecture
  • Virtually dedicated storage with multi-petabyte capabilities  (100,000+ IOPS per volume guaranteed)
  • Dedicated 10 Gb network (sub 40 ms coast to coast latency via dedicated, redundant networking)

Use Cases

  • Hybrid cloud environments: Enable portability ...more ›

› Public Cloud

Blue Cloud. Public Cloud.

Peak’s Blue Cloud Service is priced by the virtual machine and leverages the entire magnitude of Peak’s compute, storage, and network infrastructure.  Blue Cloud bundles come with a 100% SLA guarantee and feature:

  • Flexible cloud bundles include compute, storage an network priced by VM
  • 100% SLA guarantee
  • N+1(or better) redundancy for power and cooling

 

About Peak:

Peak ® is an enterprise-class Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud service provider to channel partners. Peak offers three types of cloud, all backed by a 100% SLA: White Cloud, ideal for Partners who want to white-label Peak’s ...more ›

› Additional Services

To complement IaaS White Cloud, Peak®, formerly PeakColo®, provides a full suite of complementary services, including:

 

› Santa Clara (Network Map)

Peak cloud node resides in Santa Clara’s Telx facility, serving as both a data center and carrier hotel featuring over 900 network provider options.

Cloud node features:

  • Cloud compute: Open compute 2.0 Intel E3, E5 & AMD 6300 solid state sleds
  • Cloud storage: Based on NetApp Clustered DataONTap and StorageGRID technology
  • Cloud network:
    • Diversified, redundant layer 2 fully-meshed networks
    • Dark fiber access to major POP in each city in which Peak has a cloud node allows customer to ride the same carrier network the entire way; low latency, fast cloud
  • Cloudsleuth.net measures real-time cloud availability and performance. Click on Performance to see real-time response times and availability of every Peak cloud node.
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› Seattle (Network Map)

Home to two cloud nodes featuring:

  • Cloud compute: Open compute 2.0 Intel E3, E5 & AMD 6300 solid state sleds
  • Cloud storage: Based on NetApp Clustered DataONTap and StorageGRID technology
  • Cloud network:
    • Diversified, redundant layer 2 fully-meshed networks
    • Dark fiber access to major POP in each city in which Peak has a cloud node allows customer to ride the same carrier network the entire way; low latency, fast cloud
  • Cloudsleuth.net measures real-time cloud availability and performance. Click on Performance to see real-time response times and availability of every Peak cloud node.
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› Denver (Network Map)

Home to our corporate headquarters:

303 East 17th Avenue, Suite 1000  Denver, CO  80203

Home to three Peak cloud nodes featuring:

  • Cisco UCS FlexPod as a Service infrastructure
  • Cloud compute: Open compute 2.0 Intel E3, E5 & AMD 6300 solid state sleds
  • Cloud storage: Based on NetApp Clustered DataONTap and StorageGRID technology
  • Cloud network:
    • Diversified, redundant layer 2 fully-meshed networks
    • Dark fiber access to major POP in each city in which Peak has a cloud node allows customer to ride the same carrier network the entire way; low latency, fast cloud
  • Cloudsleuth.net measures real-time cloud availability and performance. Click on Performance to see real-time response times and availability of every Peak cloud node.
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› Chicago (Network Map)

  • Cloud compute: Open compute 2.0 Intel E3, E5 & AMD 6300 solid state sleds
  • Cloud storage: Based on NetApp Clustered DataONTap and StorageGRID technology
  • Cloud network:
    • Diversified, redundant layer 2 fully-meshed networks
    • Dark fiber access to major POP in each city in which Peak has a cloud node allows customer to ride the same carrier network the entire way; low latency, fast cloud
  • Cloudsleuth.net measures real-time cloud availability and performance. Click on Performance to see real-time response times and availability of every Peak cloud node.
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› Atlanta (Network Map)

Peak cloud node resides in Atlanta’s Telx facility, serving as both a data center and carrier hotel featuring over 900 network provider options.

Cloud node features:

  • Cloud compute: Open compute 2.0 Intel E3, E5 & AMD 6300 solid state sleds
  • Cloud storage: Based on NetApp Clustered DataONTap and StorageGRID technology
  • Cloud network:
    • Diversified, redundant layer 2 fully-meshed networks
    • Dark fiber access to major POP in each city in which Peak has a cloud node allows customer to ride the same carrier network the entire way; low latency, fast cloud
  • Cloudsleuth.net measures real-time cloud availability and performance. Click on Performance to see real-time response times and availability of every Peak cloud node.
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› NY / NJ (Network Map)

Home to two cloud nodes featuring:

  • Cloud compute: Open compute 2.0 Intel E3, E5 & AMD 6300 solid state sleds
  • Cloud storage: Based on NetApp Clustered DataONTap and StorageGRID technology
  • Cloud network:
    • Diversified, redundant layer 2 fully-meshed networks
    • Dark fiber access to major POP in each city in which Peak has a cloud node allows customer to ride the same carrier network the entire way; low latency, fast cloud
  • Cloudsleuth.net measures real-time cloud availability and performance. Click on Performance to see real-time response times and availability of every Peak cloud node.
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› London (Network Map)

Peak Cloud Specifications:

  • Cloud compute: Open compute 2.0 Intel E3, E5 & AMD 6300 solid state sleds
  • Cloud storage: Based on NetApp Clustered DataONTap and StorageGRID technology
  • Cloud network:
    • Diversified, redundant layer 2 fully-meshed networks
    • Dark fiber access to major POP in each city in which Peak has a cloud node allows customer to ride the same carrier network the entire way; low latency, fast cloud
  • Cloudsleuth.net measures real-time cloud availability and performance. Click on Performance to see real-time response times and availability of every Peak cloud node.
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White-labeling Peak’s®, formerly PeakColo®, cloud services as their own, resellers and agents rapidly enter the cloud marketplace under their own brand, enjoying a faster route to profitability.

Own Your Customer Relationships

Peak will never compete against a channel partner for end-user business; we are 100 percent channel-centric. We serve as an extension of our partners’ teams, aid in complex deals, and deliver superior service management.

Maximize Cloud Profitability

Partners maximize profits by building cloud-enabled services such as disaster recovery, private and public cloud, backup in the cloud, virtual desktop, and more atop Peak’s IaaS platform. Cloud profit margins up to 75% are commonplace for Peak partners in this model.

Scale on Peak’s Back

Build and grow your cloud practice at your own pace without capital expenditure. With minimal product development cycles, Peak’s channel partners recognize revenue faster. Extensive sales enablement tools provided by Peak ensure partners have the training, marketing resources and funnel-building campaigns they need to make an immediate impact.

 

› Enabled Offerings

Partners can scale on Peak’s®, formerly PeakColo®, back with our enabled offerings, including Production Cloud, with enough horsepower to support the most demanding enterprise workloads, Disaster Recovery to ensure your critical data, applications, and systems are protected and easily recoverable in the event of an outage, Backup as a Service as a cloud-based alternative to off-site storage, and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure to allow data and application access regardless of location or device.

Watch our award winning demo from VMworldLearn More: Watch our award winning demo from VMworld

 

› Partner Programs

Peak®, formerly PeakColo®, offers three paths to partner participation:  Peak Agent, Peak Reseller, and Peak White-label program partnership. All of Peak’s cloud partner programs include access to sales and engineering resources and enablement tools. Can’t support a cloud operationally? Don’t worry. Peak has an answer for that too. Learn more.

Peak-Table- Cloud Partner Programs

 

 
 

Channel partners leverage Peak’s®, formerly PeakColo®, high-performing IaaS cloud at cost-effective price points by layering profitable cloud-enabled services atop Peak’s infrastructure and selling those services to end-users.

 

Peak not only enables Service Providers with training, marketing, lead generation and ongoing sales support, but also works closely with its key technology partners, NetApp, Cisco, Brocade, VMware, and AMAX, to further enable joint presence and opportunities in the markets served.

 

 

Komodo Cloud, LLC is a provider of IT transition and transformation services. Born in the cloud, Komodo enables its enterprise clients to set up cloud assets, provides subscription-based compute and storage services, and provides IT business processing and subscription-based software.

Komodo Cloud, LLC is a provider of IT transition and transformation services.  Komodo enables its enterprise clients to set up cloud assets, provides subscription-based compute and storage services, and provides IT business processing and subscription-based software solutions.

Telx is a leading provider of interconnection and data center services in North America. With 20 datacenters supported by 100% Uptime SLAs and Cross Connect guarantees, Telx provides direct connections and access to 1,200+ clients. Telx is privately held.

Comstor is a dedicated valued-added distributor of Cisco networking, collaboration and data center solutions through a global network of specialty resellers. Our teams create unique programs and provide exceptional financial and technical support to accelerate the business of our partners.

Avnet Cloud Solutions is part of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 114 company and one of the largest distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Avnet Cloud Solutions helps partners move their businesses to the Cloud with integrated and packaged off-premise solutions as well as resold services programs for partners to create their own cloud-based services.

Parsec is a preferred Montana-based Tier 3 data center offering companies the safest and most secure choice for mission critical solutions in the region.

Adding an Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) environment, an ideal low risk location, and a major fiber optic route, PDM delivers some of the fastest connectivity in the nation with unmatched expertise.

NYI delivers enterprise-class Cloud solutions geared to the particular needs of New York businesses. Known as NYI Cloud, the solution deploys business-critical infrastructure within a traditional facilities-based environment, while lower-sensitivity assets are virtualized in an intelligent, interconnected VMware vCloud that is ideal for production, testing and storage.

Mountain States Networking is one of the leading technology providers in the West.  For over 17 years our commitment to customer service has remain unchanged, we measure our success not by our bottom line—but by our customers.

InterVision is a leading West Coast integrator of technology solutions since 1993. We design and deploy customized private, hybrid and public cloud solutions using best-in-class products and services from our vendor partners.  Our sales and engineering staff has specialized expertise in all areas critical to IT environments.

EAGLE‑Net Alliance (EAGLE‑Net) is a Colorado intergovernmental entity which operates a cost-sharing cooperative that delivers a carrier quality broadband network to more than 170 communities across the state. With this sustainable network, EAGLE‑Net will be able to better connect education, libraries, government and health care facilities using middle mile services which also provide access to advanced research and education networks.

Zayo Group provides comprehensive Bandwidth Infrastructure services in over 295 markets. Zayo delivers a full suite of lit services and dark fiber products to wireline and wireless customers, data centers, Internet content providers, high-bandwidth enterprises, and government agencies.

Peak is a Cisco-powered Partner. It has achieved Cisco® Cloud Managed Services Advanced Certification (CMSP) for IaaS providers, allowing Peak and its partners to sell cloud based solutions based on Cisco hardware, services and support

CSBcommunity combines tools and best practices for building and scaling a successful Cloud Service Broker (CSB) business. It is managed and operated by MSPexcellence, consultants for Managed Service Providers and Cloud Service Brokers. Visit us at: http://www.csbcommunity.com
or follow @CSBexcellence.

The Brocade Vyatta vRouter brings the agility of software to your network infrastructure. Through software, Vyatta delivers fast, agile and secure networks with its enterprise-class routing, firewall and VPN solutions. Vyatta empowers your virtual network to match the security and compliance standards of traditional, physical network infrastructures.

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VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs.

Uhuru Software Inc.’s AppCloud Platform-as-a-Service takes the pain out of application hosting and management. With Uhuru AppCloud you enjoy the reliability and value of our PaaS platform atop PeakColo’s infrastructure, without the hassle or cost of managing or configuring servers.

ScienceLogic provides unified monitoring and management solutions for modern IT environments – from the data center to public, private, and hybrid clouds. The choice of leading managed and cloud services providers worldwide, ScienceLogic is an InfoWorld 2013 Technology of the Year winner.

Riverbed Technology delivers application performance for the globally connected enterprise. The Stingray application delivery controller (ADC) family is used by enterprises and large-scale web organizations to improve application performance and to manage the delivery of complex, business-critical web services.

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NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate business breakthroughs. Discover our passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at www.netapp.com.

Digital Fortress is a privately held data center company based in Seattle, WA.  More than 1,500 customers entrust us to host their applications and servers in the mission-critical facilities and network that is operated by our team of data center industry experts.

 

Media coverage, press releases, blogs, and cloud news powered by Peak.  Read the latest developments!

For media inquiries or press kits please contact Laurel Burton in our marketing department at 1-888-532-4734.

 

Media

Industry Spotlight: Peak’s Luke Norris Defines Intercloud [Telecom Ramblings]

What does intercloud mean? Luke Norris, CEO of Peak and one of the folks most involved with hooking up clouds to each other, defines intercloud and explains how it changes the cloud game for Rob Powell of Telecom Ramblings.

Telx Expands Cloud Ecosystem and Capabilities

Telx® announces the addition of Telx Cloud Xchange—an ecosystem of premium cloud solutions from a strategic and diverse set of cloud service provider partners. The Xchange brings together an ecosystem of hybrid cloud solutions, including Peak, directly to Telx customers.

Peak Wins Colorado Hottest Companies 2014 Award

Peak® announces it has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in Colorado in the Lead411 Colorado Hottest Companies 2014 Award. Peak was chosen for this award for factors including its triple digit growth year over year, innovative cloud services offering, and raising significant funding over the past two years.

Blog

What is the InterCloud?

By now, you've probably heard about the Internet of things. In fact, these days it's practically impossible to avoid hearing tech people go on and on about the illustrious Internet … more ›

Cheaper isn’t better when it comes to cloud resources

There are some moments in life where picking the cheap option is the way to go. Cheap pair of sunglasses? Sure. One dollar bacon cheeseburger? Why not. Cheap cloud provider? … more ›

Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud Security Tips

In this blog, I will provide public, private and hybrid cloud security tips. Both public and private clouds deliver with ease, but when it comes to security private clouds can offer significant advantages over public.

Security In the Cloud

Enterprise IT is transitioning from the use of traditional on-premise data centers to hybrid cloud environments. As a result, we’re experiencing a paradigm shift in the way we must think about and manage enterprise security…especially security in the cloud.

Cloud Economics – Control Your Environment

And in my final blog, I present Rule#3: CONTROL YOUR ENVIRONMENT

Private clouds typically include dashboards for orchestration, provisioning, reporting, performance trending, and so on. But these tools rarely drill down to the hardware level to tell you just how leveraged the environment is. In order to control the environment and make good decisions for managing and provisioning VMs, seek out private clouds with transparency all the way down to the hardware level, and use native virtualization tools for evaluating, provisioning, and planning your upgrades. Only in this way can you attain the consistent performance necessary to support enterprise-class cloud services. Peak’s enterprise-class cloud infrastructure offers the same pay-as-you-go and scalability on-demand advantages inherent in any cloud service, but with the added value of consistent performance.

News

Organizations must adopt the cloud

Cloud computing is rapidly becoming the factor that no company can afford to ignore.

Cloud providers offer multiple solutions to similar problems

Utilizing the cloud in order to better do business may seem like a scary step, but will actually be much more comforting in the long run.

Why the hybrid cloud may be the future of enterprise

It is hard to imagine a type of cloud more popular currently than hybrid.

Awards

Rising Star is an Understatement.

  • IaaS Provider of the Year 2014, Business Intelligence Group
  • CRN’s Women of the Channel Honoree, Laurel Burton VP of Marketing, 2014
  • #13 on CRN’s Top 20 Service Providers, 2014 Data Center 100
  • Ranked #5 on CRN’s 2013 Fast Growth 150 list
  • Talkin’Cloud Top 100 Cloud Services Providers, 2013
  • Compuware Top 25 Cloud Service Providers’ Performance, 2013
  • Service Provider of the Year, NetApp 2012 and VMware 2012 nominee
  • Demo of the Year 2012, 1st place at VMworld 2012 (co-presented with NetApp)
  • CRN NextGen 250, 2014 –  2011
 
 
 

About Peak Peak®, formerly PeakColo®, is an enterprise-class Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud service provider to channel partners. White-labeling Peak’s cloud services as their own, resellers and agents rapidly enter the cloud marketplace under their own brand without capital expenditure, enjoying a faster route to profitability. With Type II SSAE 16 and SOC 1 & 2 ...more ›

 

Own and Grow Your Customer Relationships. Peak®, formerly PeakColo®, is 100% channel-centric – we will never compete for end-user business, while Peak representatives become an extension of your sales and marketing teams. Your company preserves revenue and enjoys upsell & cross-sell opportunities, controlling your own destiny. Offer Your Own Profitable, Cloud-enabled Services Atop ...more ›

OUR TEAM

  • About Our Team
  • Luke Norris

    Founder and CEO

  • John Drake

    VP of Channel Development

  • Robert Darrow

    VP of Operations

  • Brian Kendall

    VP of Finance

  • Laurel Burton

    VP of Marketing

  • Josh Mariea

    VP of Business Development

Meet Peak’s executive team and Board of Directors. Peak’s senior leadership is composed of a core team of Cloud and channel experts with the credentials to drive a thriving business. ...more ›

About Luke Norris, Founder and CEO

Luke Norris is the CEO and founder of Peak. Mr. Norris's passion for technology has served him well since he started his first company repairing computers at the age of 14. Now at 32, Mr. Norris has built Peak into a powerhouse for cloud services. Under his direction, Peak has adapted a “channel centric” approach, selling only to value-added resellers, distributors and service providers across the Globe. With Peak now covering eight geographies and looking to establish cloud nodes in up to ten new markets in 2014, Mr. Norris has channeled his childhood interested of tinkering with computers into running one of the most innovative cloud computing companies in the United States.

Mr. Norris's entrepreneurial spirit and high energy has caught the attention of many.  He is a co-creator of two technology patents enabling Layer 2 network migrations.  He was a nominee for the Denver Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 award; featured in a number of publications such as The Wall Street Journal, TelecomRamblings and Talkin’ Cloud;  and has presented at top industry events around the world including VMworld Barcelona and VMworld San Francisco. Additionally, he routinely blogs about the state of the cloud industry.  Mr. Norris lives in Denver with his wife and two children. In addition to being a CEO, Mr. Norris enjoys snowboarding and is a die-hard Denver Nuggets fan.

About John Drake, VP of Channel Development

John Drake is the Vice President of Channel Development at Peak® (formerly PeakColo®) an enterprise-class Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud service provider to channel partners.  In his role Mr. Drake is responsible for all aspects U.S. partner channel development, including not only partner recruitment but also sales and marketing enablement. Mr. Drake was promoted to his Directorship after holding the Directorship.

Prior to Peak, Mr. Drake served as Commercial Account Manager, Senior Technical Consultant and Senior Systems Engineer at EMC Corporation, where he managed all commercial accounts for their Rocky Mountain Region.

Mr. Drake is in his 15th year volunteering as a senior staff member and camp counselor for the Children’s Hospital of Colorado Burn Camp. He possesses both a MBA from the University of Colorado, Denver as well as a BA in Business from Regis University.

About Robert Darrow, VP of Operations

Robert Darrow is responsible for all operational and engineering activity, as well as the design and development of Peak’s operational support systems. Prior to Peak, Mr. Darrow was responsible for SunGard Availability Services’ Technical Operation Center, which delivered 24×7 incident management support. At SunGard, Mr. Darrow built a service delivery team to support the highest levels of service for enterprise customers and spent a year in India developing and executing a “Follow the Sun” support model. Before SunGard, Mr. Darrow held management and engineering roles at Inflow, a managed services provider based in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Darrow has a M.S. in Finance from the University of Colorado, and B.S. in Business Administration from Regis University.

About Brian Kendall, VP of Finance

As Peak's VP of Finance, Brian Kendall is responsible for all daily accounting and financial activities. Mr. Kendall previously held the position of VP of Finance and Operations at RuMe, Inc. overseeing international production and financial aspects of the company. Prior to that, Mr. Kendall was Assistant Controller at New Frontier Media, a publicly traded international media production and distributor to Comcast, Time Warner, BrightHouse, Charter, HBO, and Cablevision. Mr. Kendall is a CPA and holds a MBA from Northeastern University, as well as Bachelors in Accounting and Finance from Texas Tech University.

About Laurel Burton, VP of Marketing

As Vice President of Marketing, Laurel Burton is responsible for all aspects of Peak’s marketing, including branding, sales enablement, product marketing, online, public relations, and lead generation efforts in order to meet the company’s rapid growth demands. Prior to joining Peak, Ms. Burton served as Vice President of Marketing at ViaWest, a large colocation and managed services provider. During her tenure at ViaWest, she overhauled the company’s brand identity with award-winning logo, tagline and messaging, and she led a corporate website design and re-launch. Prior to ViaWest, Ms. Burton held management roles at Qwest Communications (now CenturyLink) in both product management and marketing. Ms. Burton holds both an M.S. in Telecommunications Engineering as well, as an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Additionally, Ms. Burton earned her B.S. in Business Administration.

About Josh Mariea , VP of Business Development

As Vice President of Business Development, Josh Mariea is responsible for Peak’s channel development, sales, and enablement strategies. Mr. Mariea was promoted to the role of Vice President after serving as Peak’s Director of Business Development from 2010 to 2011. Under his sales leadership, Peak grew sales over 300 percent and expanded the company’s customer base by over 5000%. Prior to joining Peak, Mr. Mariea served in several sales management roles at technology companies such as ISC and CenturyLink, providing advanced networking solutions to Government, Education, and Commercial markets. In his spare time, Mr. Mariea is surrounded by his wife and daughter, and he enjoys a variety of hobbies, including crossfit, skiing, snowboarding, cycling, and music. He holds a B.S. in Psychology from Colorado State University.

  • About Our Team
  • David Solomon

    Board Chair

  • Phillip Francis

    Board Member

  • Bill Marraccini

    Board Member

  • Mark Hughes

    Board Member

  • Derek Pilling

    Board Member

About David Solomon, Board Chair

David Solomon has 14 years of operating and entrepreneurial experience, and 13 years of public accounting experience. He is a Founder and Managing Director of Meritage and currently serves on the Board of Meritage portfolio companies EdgeConnex, Digital Fortress, IP Commerce, and PeakColo. Formerly, he was the Executive Chairman of NuVox. He joined NuVox as CEO concurrent with Meritage’s investment in November 1999 and grew the company from annual revenue of less than $200,000 to more than $530 million. Windstream Corporation acquired NuVox in November 2009 in a transaction that valued the Company at approximately $643 million. Prior to NuVox, Mr. Solomon served as CFO at Brooks Fiber Properties immediately following the company’s formation in 1993, until its sale to WorldCom in 1998 for $3.4 billion. From 1981 to 1993, Mr. Solomon was in public accounting with KPMG.

About Phillip Francis, Board Member

Phillip Francis currently serves as Board Director for Transhumance Holding Company Inc., owner of the North American leader in lamb, Superior Farms, and other related investments. As President/CEO of several food processing companies, Mr. Francis delivered 6x ROI to private equity investors at International Diversefoods, tripled profits and ROI at Gallo Salame Division of Sara Lee Corp, and averaged 60% ROI with 25% compound annual sales growth at State Fair Foods Division of Sara Lee Corp. In addition to serving on boards, Mr. Francis is currently a Trustee and hands-on administrator for California and Nevada based HNW family trusts, providing strategic direction and management of financial and real estate assets, and coordinating services of senior accounting, tax, legal and financial advisors. A licensed CPA, Mr. Francis received an Executive MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas as well as a B.B.A. in Accounting from ASU in San Angelo, Texas.

About Bill Marraccini, Board Member

William J. Marraccini is the founder and Managing Partner of Sweetwater Capital, a family office private equity fund. Sweetwater invests primarily in communications infrastructure service business, taking advantage of Mr. Marraccini’s distinguished track record of over 30 years as an entrepreneur and investor in many areas of wireless communications.

Mr. Marraccini was the founder, principal owner and long-time CEO of AAT Communications, the largest privately-owned communications tower operator in the U.S. He was also an original investor and served on the board of Metro One, the initial non-ROBOC cellular phone company serving New York City. Mr. Marraccini has successfully invested in companies in such diverse industries as rural cellular, PCS, private cable, distributed antenna systems, data centers, cloud providers and land and marine communications.

About Mark Hughes, Board Member

Mark Hughes

Mark Hughes currently serves on several technology company Boards supporting merger-acquisition and integration activities. Mr. Hughes is also a technical and business executive consultant to the Air Force on major space and fighter weapons systems. Mr. Hughes served as Executive Vice President of Operations at SunGard Availability Services, Inc. where he operated a $1.8B disaster recovery and managed services entity. During his tenure, he led the acquisition and integration of the $100M VeriCenter Hosting operation. Prior to SunGard, Mr. Hughes served as Chief Financial Officer of Inflow. Prior to his CFO role, he served as Inflow’s Vice President of Finance and Business Operations. Mr. Hughes served 24 years in the Air Force, retiring as a Colonel, leading the development and acquisition of our nation’s most advanced aircraft and satellite systems. Mr. Hughes holds a Bachelor’s from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a Master’s in Management Science from the University of Dayton, and a Master’s in National Security Strategy, concentrating on Information Warfare and Strategy from the National War College.

About Derek Pilling, Board Member

Derek Pilling has dedicated his entire career to helping entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies achieve their objectives. In addition to his direct investment experience with Meritage Funds (which he joined in 2003), Mr. Pilling has held a number of operating and advisory roles, including CEO of Meritage portfolio company IP Commerce. Mr. Pilling currently serves as a director of Meritage portfolio companies Crisp Media and Digital Fortress. His previous experience also includes service as an investment banker with The Wallach Company (at that time Denver’s premier boutique investment bank) and A.G. Edwards & Sons.

Mr. Pilling grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan and received his undergraduate degree in business administration from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. He graduated with distinction from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Mr. Pilling is a member of the Denver Chapter of AGC’s Private Equity Committee, and frequently serves as a speaker or panelist on issues facing emerging growth technology companies.

Mr. Pilling lives in Denver with his wife and his three children. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching youth soccer, skiing, hiking, spinning and hopping on his rowing machine in the morning.

CAREERS

 
 

Team Peak is in search of exceptional talent!  We are PEAK performers; PEAK partners; PEAK innovators; PEAK operational experts; and PEAK customer advocates, consistently exceeding expectations.  Channel the cloud with Peak! SOLUTION (SALES) ENGINEER - DENVER DEMAND GENERATION RELATIONSHIP ...more ›

KNOWLEDGE CENTER

Welcome to the Powered by Peak Knowledge Center!  Here you can find all you need to know about Peak's®, formerly PeakColo®, cloud computing offerings.  We offer these resources in several easy to access formats.

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Testimonials

Dave Hitz, Co-Founder of NetApp “PeakColo is a very, very interesting company. They are a provider’s provider running tier 1 kinds of environments. With their forward thinking approach you can imagine why Luke [Norris is] the kind of guy we want to work with,” (VMworld Super Session, 2012). Mr. Hitz was so ...more ›

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