Internap’s scalable density data center design recognized for unique ability to address growing enterprise power consumption demands
ATLANTA – September 14, 2011 – Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a provider of intelligent IT Infrastructure services, today announced that it made this year’s InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology. Internap was recognized for its scalable density model, a flexible, modular approach to data center design that can rapidly and efficiently scale power and cooling to meet colocation customer needs on demand. The 2011 list was revealed last night at a gala awards ceremony at the exclusive InformationWeek 500 Conference, which took place at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, California.
Internap’s scalable density model is an evolutionary approach to data center design, offering organizations the ability to future-proof their investment in data center space. The design lets customers meet growing platform requirements without the costs associated with a larger footprint and provides the headroom to grow with greater efficiency, flexibility and ROI. Internap’s unique approach to data center design differs from traditional models by allowing customers to avoid compromising their infrastructure deployment to fit a data center’s existing capabilities. Instead, Internap uniquely integrates new facility design elements with proven, complementary technologies and efficient practices to provide the best possible power and cooling density to every square foot of usable space. As a result, colocation customers benefit from increased power densities of up to three times and higher density rack configurations that reduce the need for reserving unused footprint for future growth. Internap currently provides this scalable density architecture at facilities in Boston, Santa Clara and Seattle and expects to incorporate it into all new, company-owned data centers in the future.
“Internap is proud to be among the InformationWeek 500, recognized for our innovations around scalable density data center design,” said Mike Higgins, Internap’s senior vice president of data center services. “As a leading provider of data center services, Internap remains committed to meeting the needs of today’s changing computing environments with continued innovations that provide our colocation customers with greater efficiency and flexibility as well as improved total cost of ownership.”
InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation’s most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies. Top winners have included: The Vanguard Group, CME Group, Conway, National Semiconductor, Kimberly-Clark, Hilton Hotels and Unum.
“For 23 years, the InformationWeek 500 has chronicled and honored the most innovative users of business technology,” said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. “In this day and age, however, being innovative isn’t enough. Companies and their IT organizations need to innovate faster than ever before to stay a step or two ahead of their customers, partners, and competitors. This year’s ranking placed special emphasis on those high-octane business technology innovators.”
The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.
Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.
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Internap provides intelligent IT Infrastructure services that enable our customers to focus on their core business, improve service levels and lower the cost of IT operations. Our enterprise IP, CDN, colocation, managed hosting and cloud solutions are differentiated by unparalleled levels of performance, availability and support. Since 1996, thousands of businesses have entrusted Internap with the delivery and protection of their online applications. Transform your IT infrastructure into a competitive advantage with IT IQ from Internap. For more information, visit http://www.inap.com/, our blog at http://www.inap.com/blog, or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/internap.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include statements related to our expansion of company-controlled data center capacity, including expected features and benefits to our customers. 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 our ability to complete expansion of company-controlled data centers within the expected timeframe; our ability to sell into new data center space; the actual performance of our IT infrastructure 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.