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March 27, 2014 08:01 ET

Colorado State University-Global Campus Selects Peak's Cloud Infrastructure to Fuel Its Student and Faculty Portals

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Mar 27, 2014) - Peak® (formerly PeakColo), an enterprise-class IaaS Cloud provider for channel partners, announces Colorado State University-Global Campus, CSU-Global, selects Peak's cloud infrastructure to fuel its student and faculty portals. By utilizing Peak's secure cloud computing platform, CSU-Global empowers its students and faculty with reliable and easy-to-use tools and resources.

As a 100 percent online state university, CSU-Global offers bachelor's degree completion and master's degree programs for working adults. With over 10,000 students and faculty, the university requires a world-class infrastructure to support its many online applications including class registration and tuition payment systems. CSU-Global also utilizes Peak's cloud platform located in Denver for its production, development and staging environments.

"Peak understands the complexities companies face when moving to the cloud, so we have removed the barriers and created a 'come-as-you-are' approach," states Dave Woodward, Senior Vice President of Sales for Peak. "We want customers to have a very positive experience and that is why we have engineered easy on-ramps to the cloud, which further ensure their data, applications and network are high performing and well protected. We are extremely proud to work with CSU-Global and further its efforts to innovate and grow."

"At CSU-Global, our IT model is based on the allocation of resources, and with Peak's flexible pricing structure we are able to assign CPU, storage, and memory to make our infrastructure very cost-effective," states Mike Prudhomme, VP of Technology for Colorado State University-Global Campus. "CSU-Global is an ever-evolving global university with diverse requirements. So it is essential to have partners like Peak, who we can develop personal relationships with and that can respond to our IT needs quickly."

With 11 cloud nodes across 8 geographies, Peak can seamlessly on-board its partners and their clients to the cloud. Peak's patented Peak to Peak Direct Connect capability, allows clients to migrate to the cloud from any location via private layer 2 connections from any location, data center, or even another cloud environment.

Contact sales@poweredbypeak.com or visit http://www.poweredbypeak.com to see how fast Peak can connect you to the cloud.

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 COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY-GLOBAL CAMPUS
Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global) was created by the Colorado State University System Board of Governors in 2007 as the first 100 percent online state university in the United States. CSU-Global is focused on facilitating adult success in a global marketplace through career-relevant education including bachelor's degree completion and master's degree programs. Embracing the land grant heritage as part of the Colorado State University System, CSU-Global sets the standard for quality and innovation in higher education through its expert faculty trained in working with adults in an online learning environment, and through its dedication to student retention, graduation and workplace success. Visit CSUGlobal.edu or call 1-800-920-6723 for more information.

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