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PlusOne Launches Its Cloud-Based Services Offerings From Its Chicago Datacenter

PeakColo Provides PlusOne Customers with Enterprise Cloud Computing Services

CHICAGO, Dec. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PlusOne, a data center solutions provider announced today it will be offering customers an enterprise-class suite of Cloud-based services from its facility in Chicago, IL. PlusOne's Cloud offering, built upon industry leading VMware vCloud Powered® solutions from PeakColo, provide a complement to its colocation services and fill out the suite of sophisticated services for its customers.

Kevin Francis, PlusOne's Director of Real Estate, said "PlusOne will differentiate itself by delivering its own branded, enterprise-class Cloud-based services to our customers. In addition to these Cloud-based services, our operating model will continue to deliver best-in-class infrastructure solutions comparable to nationally recognized competitors, but at a more attractive value to customers."

With the emergence of cloud computing, a growing number of PlusOne customers were asking for a robust cloud services offering running on an enterprise-class Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS).  PlusOne's core competencies, however, revolve around highly reliable physical infrastructure and colocation services, not cloud technology. Therefore, PlusOne decided to find a partner that could provide a white-label IaaS solution.

PlusOne selected the WhiteCloud Services® from PeakColo.  PeakColo, based in Denver, CO, is a leading provider of white-label Cloud-based services. Its WhiteCloud Services are built upon VMware and NetApp foundational technologies. As a testament to its design, development, support and validated world-wide usage of its WhiteCloud Services, PeakColo's offerings have achieved the designation of VMware vCloud Powered®.

"We are delighted to enter into this relationship with PlusOne for their white-label usage of our WhiteCloud Services", states Luke Norris, CEO and founder of PeakColo. "In partnering with PeakColo, PlusOne is able to immediately offer its customers efficient and reliable Cloud-based services with enterprise-class features and performance".

About PlusOne - PlusOne is a data center solutions provider specializing in highly flexible, carrier-neutral colocation services. PlusOne data centers are engineered to meet and exceed the demanding uptime, security and scalability criteria of today's enterprise. The company was founded in 2011 and currently operates facilities in Chicago, IL and Atlanta, GA. To learn more about PlusOne visit www.plusonedata.com.

About PeakColo 
PeakColo is an enterprise-class IaaS cloud service provider to service providers. White-labeling PeakColo's cloud services as their own, resellers rapidly enter the cloud marketplace under their brand without capital expenditure, enjoying a faster route to profitability. With data centers in six geographies across the United States and in Europe (Seattle, Denver, Chicago, New Jersey, New York, and the United Kingdom), PeakColo offers a cloud environment that contains tens of thousands of virtual machines and multiple petabytes of storage. The company successfully completed Type II SSAE 16 and SOC 2 examinations. PeakColo is VMware vCloud® Powered and is a Platinum-level NetApp service provider. For more information, visit the PeakColo Web site at peakcolo.com; call (855) 532-4734; or follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn. PeakColo is hiring!

Media Contacts:

Mr. Kevin Francis
Director of Real Estate
[email protected]

Ms. Laurel Burton
VP of Marketing
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