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Wednesday, 16 July 2014 13:50


Migration to Cloud Enables Agility At All Levels Within the Company

DENVER, Colo.Peak® (formerly PeakColo), an enterprise-class IaaS Cloud provider for channel partners, announces that its proven cloud computing platform is serving as the secure foundation for DirectBuy, a leading national members-only furniture showroom.  Through its 100% channel focused model, Peak enables service providers such as Komodo Cloud LLC, to white-label Peak’s cloud and offers their own robust cloud practice for end-user clients. 

True to Peak’s unique channel model, Komodo Cloud’s expert team in turn helped DirectBuy migrate from a traditional colocation environment to a 100% cloud operation, allowing DirectBuy greater control and elasticity for its hundreds of franchisee and franchise owners.  In doing so, DirectBuy realized $3.6M in CAPEX avoidance and a 100% reduction in infrastructure related problem tickets in less than six months. As a 43-year old company representing over 700 manufacturers, 100 franchise locations and one million products, DirectBuy’s core business relies heavily on its ecommerce web site.

“CIOs today are constantly looking at ways to leverage technology to increase efficiencies, capabilities and to better serve their company’s client base,” states Armin Roesler, CIO for DirectBuy.  “By ensuring that DirectBuy is partnering with the right service providers, such as Komodo Cloud and Peak, we can effectively lead the strategic transformation of our business.  Thanks to Komodo Cloud and their strong relationship with Peak, we experienced a seamless and quick migration to the cloud, which enabled DirectBuy to deliver new service offerings, new memberships, and increase our agility and flexibility at all levels throughout the company.”

DirectBuy had a tight implementation timeline of 60 days, however by leveraging Peak’s patented Layer 2 dedicated network connections, which allows DirectBuy to use its existing network ‘as-is’, Komodo easily migrated and implemented the new environment on-time and on budget.  DirectBuy has realized numerous benefits by placing its production workloads in Komodo Cloud, powered by Peak, including:

  • $3.6M reduction in IT operating expenses
  • 5x improvement on website responsiveness and performance
  • Establishment of best practices to use across each department
  • Instant 40% reduction in IT costs
  • 100% reduction in infrastructure problem tickets, thus improving customer experiences
  • 80% reduction in time to market, which drastically increases business agility
  • Achievement of PCI compliance

“Serving such a wide variety of agents, resellers, distributors and VARs, Peak manages cloud infrastructure in eight geographies  – ensuring a 100% available platform atop which partners layer their unique services,” says Luke Norris , CEO and Founder of Peak. “With Peak managing the platform, partners are free to focus on their core business. Technically astute partners such as Komodo leverage our capabilities where they are needed, complimenting their core expertise. Our close collaboration ensures that Komodo’s customer issues are resolved and improvements are made throughout many levels of their clients’ organizations.”

“Our strong relationship with Peak was invaluable to us in helping move DirectBuy to a virtual environment,” states Eric Hughes, CEO for Komodo Cloud.  “Because we were in lock step with the Peak team, from management to migration, we were able to extend a secure, fast pathway to DirectBuy to migrate its applications and IT environment to the cloud – vastly accelerating a process that would normally take six months.”

For more information about Peak’s white-label cloud program, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit http://www.poweredbypeak.com