DENVER, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PeakColo, a leading enterprise IaaS cloud computing service provider to service providers, announced the addition of Ms. Laurel Burton as Vice President of Marketing. As Vice President of Marketing, Ms. Burton will oversee all aspects of PeakColo's branding, online activity, public relations, and lead generation efforts in order to meet the company's rapid growth demands.
Prior to joining PeakColo, Ms. Burton served as Vice President of Marketing at ViaWest, a large colocation and managed services provider. During her tenure at ViaWest she overhauled the company's brand identity with an award-winning logo, tagline and messaging, and she led a corporate website design and re-launch. Additionally Ms. Burton instituted lead generation, corporate communications and analyst relations functions. Prior to ViaWest, Ms. Burton held management roles at Qwest Communications (now CenturyLink) in both marketing and product management.
Ms. Burton holds both an M.S. in Telecommunications Engineering and an MBA from the University of Colorado, Boulder and B.S. in Business Administration.
"We are very excited to welcome Laurel to the team," said Luke Norris, CEO and Founder of PeakColo. "Laurel has a wealth of industry-related experience and a keen understanding of our strategic goals. I fully expect her efforts to have a profound influence shaping the company's channel-centric go to market strategy."
PeakColo recently raised $7.5 million in growth equity capital from Meritage Funds and Sweetwater Capital. This investment will fund growth to meet customer demand in the Company's current markets and expansion into two additional markets over the next twelve months.
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. PeakColo is VMware vCloud® Powered and is a Platinum-level NetApp service provider. The Company successfully completed Type II SSAE 16 and SOC 2 examinations. For more information, visit the PeakColo Web site at http://www.peakcolo.com or call (855) 532-4734.