High-performance public cloud storage service leverages OpenStack open source platform
ATLANTA – January 18, 2011 – Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a leading provider of high-performance IT infrastructure services, today announced the launch of Internap XIPCloud Storage™, a new public cloud storage service in its beta stage. A natural evolution of Internap’s existing colocation, connectivity, CDN and managed hosting services, Internap XIPCloud Storage extends the range of outsourced IT services the company provides to global enterprises – from small businesses to multi-national corporations. Internap XIPCloud Storage relies on the company’s proven Performance IP™ technology and provides a high-availability solution backed by a 100% Service Level Agreement (SLA).
“Internap XIPCloud Storage takes our performance offering to the next level. We can now deliver reliable, scalable storage that can be provisioned in an instant, operating at the speed of business,” said Scott Hrastar, senior vice president of technology at Internap. “Our public cloud storage service will leverage the proven benefits of the OpenStack platform combined with our own global footprint and high-performance connectivity.”
Internap XIPCloud Storage is based on OpenStack™, an open technology platform developed by an international community to promote interoperability and eliminate vendor “lock-in.” The new service will utilize OpenStack’s Object Storage software, designed to enable a highly- scalable and redundant public cloud solution that can store petabytes of data. Customers can also leverage third-party tools that allow them to move content in and out of storage without requiring any development work on their end.
“Internap’s adoption of OpenStack Object Storage is a key win for the community and brings OpenStack one step closer to becoming the de-facto industry standard,” said Jonathan Bryce, chairman of the OpenStack Project Oversight Committee. “The vision of federation across public clouds, enabled by a common platform, will give cloud providers running OpenStack a competitive advantage and greatly benefit the end users of cloud computing by ending cloud lock-in.”
Internap XIPCloud Storage features self-provisioning capabilities that allow customers to log into a web portal and purchase storage capacity and network bandwidth as needed, with the ability to quickly and easily scale services up or down. Information about Internap XIPCloud Storage and the beta offering is available at http://www.inap.com/cloud-storage/.
Internap provides high-performance IT infrastructure services that enable our customers to focus on their core business, improve service levels and lower the cost of IT operations. Our colocation, connectivity and managed hosting solutions are differentiated by unparalleled levels of performance, availability and support. Since 1996, thousands of enterprises have entrusted Internap to deliver their business-critical IT infrastructure needs. For more information, visit http://www.inap.com/.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include statements related to the features, functionality and performance of our products and services, including XIPCloud Storage, and the benefits our customers are expected to receive from them. Because such statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These factors include the actual performance of our products and services; our ability to respond successfully to technological change; the availability of services from Internet network service providers or network service providers providing network access loops and local loops on favorable terms, or at all; failure of third party suppliers to deliver their products and services on favorable terms, or at all; failures in our network operations centers, data centers, network access points or computer systems; our ability to provide or improve Internet infrastructure services to our customers; and our ability to protect our intellectual property, as well as other factors discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Given these risks and uncertainties, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify any forward-looking statement for any reason.
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