Research firm’s 2010 CDN Product Assessment report analyzed the major CDN vendors across multiple buying criteria
ATLANTA, June 22, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network — Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a leading provider of end-to-end Internet business products and services, today announced that Current Analysis ranked Internap’s Content Delivery Network (CDN) second in its 2010 CDN Product Assessment report. Current Analysis is a leading provider of tactical intelligence and competitive response solutions in the telecommunications, networking and business software industries. In addition to Internap, the Current Analysis report rated CDN offerings from companies such as AT&T, Akamai Technologies, Level 3, Limelight Networks and Mirror Image Networks.
Current Analysis’ Product Assessment reports provide a timely and in-depth evaluation of how leading products and services measure up to their market competitors based on an objective analysis of strengths and weaknesses, as well as how closely specific customer buying criteria are met. Each CDN was judged on a scale from one (noncompetitive) to five (outstanding) across the following buying criteria: performance, pricing, reach, reporting, Service Level Agreement (SLA), support and value-added offerings. Internap was assessed as “outstanding” in the performance, support and SLA categories. Internap was the only vendor to achieve an “outstanding” rating in the SLA category.
“An expert in IP route optimization, Internap’s CDN offerings can be used to bypass congestion points on the public Internet, deal with routing inefficiencies and better optimize application performance – all backed by a proactive, 100% uptime SLA,” said Amy Larsen DeCarlo, principal analyst, managed IT services, Current Analysis. “The combination of its hosting, IP connectivity and CDN puts Internap in a strong position to capitalize on demand for video streaming services as well as support large file transfer and content monetization.”
Internap offers the industry’s only performance-optimized CDN, based on its patented Managed Internet Route Optimizer™ (MIRO) technology. MIRO continuously analyzes network performance characteristics – such as available bandwidth, delays and packet loss – to ensure that customer traffic is delivered over the best Internet path 100% of the time.
“Current Analysis’ assessment of our CDN capabilities mirrors the feedback we are getting from our customers as to why they choose Internap. The trends we are seeing in the market show CDN moving beyond large media companies, and to a broader audience that increasingly need CDN services delivered with high performance, carrier-grade reliability and proactive customer support – our key strengths,” said Peter Evans, senior vice president of marketing at Internap. “Our complementary portfolio of colocation and hosting services in addition to high-performance IP services and a global CDN, provide a turnkey network solution for hosting, connecting and accelerating content from servers all the way to end users.”
Internap’s CDN is used by customers worldwide representing a wide range of industries, including: media and entertainment, online retailers, education, healthcare, financial services and others.
Internap is a leading Internet products and services company that provides The Ultimate Online Experience® by managing, delivering and distributing applications and content with 100 percent performance and reliability. With a worldwide platform of data centers, managed Internet services and a CDN, Internap frees its customers to innovate, improve service levels, and lower the cost of IT operations. Thousands of companies across the globe trust Internap to help them achieve their Internet business goals. For more information, visit http://www.inap.com.
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