Denver-based Peak (formerly PeakColo), an enterprise-class Infrastructure-as-a-Service IaaS Cloud provider for channel partners, raised another $2 million this week. The additional funding comes just a couple months after Peak closed a $4 million round in late April. As the only cloud-computing company that is 100 percent channel-centric in the marketplace, Peak has brought in a total funding amount of over $18 million since it was founded in 2006.
The funding will help expand its data centers to other markets. Currently, Peak has data centers in Seattle, Denver, Chicago, New Jersey, New York, the UK and more.
The channel-centric approach sets Peak apart: instead of selling cloud services to end-user businesses, Peak only sells to partner companies. Each partner adds its own industry-specific services, re-labels Peak’s cloud and sells the services under its own brand.
For example, this week Peak partnered with global IT solution provider FusionStorm to boost its cloud computing service with Peak’s secure cloud infrastructure and to re-sell Peak’s Chicago and Santa Clara cloud nodes.
“We serve as an extension of our partners’ teams,” Laurel Burton, VP of Marketing, said in May. “We want to help our channel partners showcase their brands.”