PeakColo connects into Zayo's dark fiber network to enhance its cloud service suite

PeakColo, a Denver, Co.-based provider of cloud-based services, has signed a deal with Zayo for dark fiber connectivity.

Serving as the core connectivity in its Western-area network, PeakColo will be able to leverage Zayo's dark fiber to enhance the speed and performance of its cloud services to customers in their Colorado and Arizona data centers.

Zayo, which late last year launched its own dark fiber business, is enabling competitive service providers like PeakColo offering cloud that are in need of alternative solutions that may not be readily available from a local incumbent such as CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL).

PeakColo is an example of that growth. Luke Norris, president and CEO of PeakColo, said that "PeakColo has experienced 300 percent year-over-year growth and, as a result, we had an immediate need for reliable network services that could be deployed quickly."

Such growth in the cloud, even for smaller service providers, shouldn't be all that surprising as more businesses look to offload non-essential functions like e-mail and storage to cloud providers like PeakColo. According to a recent CDW study, over 37 percent of large businesses have already adopted cloud-based services.

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