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Peak's Enterprise Class Cloud Infrastructure Ranks Consistently in CloudSleuth's Top 10

Highly Available and Top Ranking Cloud Node Located in AlteredScale's Data Center in Downtown Chicago

DENVER, CO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/21/14 -- Peak® (formerly PeakColo), an enterprise-class IaaS Cloud provider for channel partners, announces its consistent Top 10 ranking on CloudSleuth, an application designed to help users understand the reliability and consistency of popular Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) cloud providers. CloudSleuth's performance data is algorithmically checked and filtered to ensure accuracy and consistency.

Peak's cloud ecosystem includes eight cloud locations spanning the U.S. and U.K. Its fastest growing cloud location in 2014 is its Chicago node, located in AlteredScale's Chicago data center. Over the last 12 months, CloudSleuth has consistently recognized Peak's Chicago cloud node as a high performing and highly available cloud platform across its global rankings. Because of the growth Peak has experienced in the Chicago area, Peak expanded its data center footprint with AlteredScale 25% over the past year, increasing power and space at the facility.

AlteredScale provides flexible data center solutions from a 25,000 sq. ft. carrier-neutral facility housed at 601 W Polk, Chicago. This data center is Tier III compliant and SSAE 16 Type II certified. Thanks to this combination of redundancy and compliance, AlteredScale can easily accommodate the stringent IT requirements of enterprise and technology companies.

"Chicago is a big market for Peak and because of our growing channel base there, it has spurred 25% growth year over year," comments Luke Norris, CEO and Founder of Peak. "AlteredScale, a long term Peak partner, reinforces our model of low latency design and of connecting our partners and ultimately their end-users to the nearest cloud point of presence. This all works to enhance our performance and reliability; and furthers our high rankings on CloudSleuth and other cloud computing rating entities."

"AlteredScale's fault tolerant infrastructure makes it a perfect location for supporting mission critical applications and services," states Kevin Francis President of AlteredScale. "We applaud Peak's success in this region and look forward to ensuring its cloud platform is highly secure and scalable with direct access to ample space, power and reliable connectivity."

To check out Peak's cloud performance, please visit https://cloudsleuth.net/partners/peak

Learn how to build a successful and high performance cloud practice, please contact [email protected] or visit http://www.poweredbypeak.com

About PEAK

Peak® 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. Peak operates Type II SSAE 16 and SOC 1 & 2 compliant cloud nodes in eight geographies across the United States and in Europe (Silicon Valley, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, New Jersey, New York, Atlanta, and the United Kingdom). Its VMware vCloud® Powered cloud environment contains tens of thousands of virtual machines and multiple petabytes of storage for public, private, hybrid and disaster recovery solutions. Peak offers both Cisco UCS and Open Compute platforms, and is a Platinum-level NetApp Service Provider. For more information, visit www.poweredbypeak.com call (855) 532-4734; or follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.

About Altered Scale

AlteredScale provides mission-critical data center solutions for businesses in downtown Chicago. Their 100-year-old restored building, 601 W Polk, is a multi-tenant facility that offers a range of flexible data center services from private suite to carrier-neutral colocation. The facility provides unparalleled access to power and connectivity, allowing AlteredScale customers in Chicago and beyond to easily scale their IT operations.

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