INAP announces new fiber rings, offering protected Metro Connect Ethernet transport products in six key INAP markets: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Phoenix, and the Bay Area
Combined Backbone and Metro Ethernet network enhancements enable new Network Connect transport products across markets, complementing INAP’s full spectrum of data center and cloud solutions
RESTON, VA. – (Dec. 3, 2018) Internap Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a global provider of performance-driven, full-spectrum data center and cloud solutions, announced today an early completion of the first phase of its 2018 Network Transformation Initiative.
INAP’s new Global Network Services team officially launched this initiative in May 2018 with plans to re-architect the U.S. and international networks. Phase 1 included the addition of an express “core” ring and the re-design of six major metropolitan markets to bolster capacity, increase connectivity, and enhance protected services for INAP customers. Execution of Phase 2, which includes additional market expansion, is currently underway.
“Phase 1 was the first building block in the transformation of our global network,” said Mary Jane Horne, Senior Vice President, INAP Global Network Services. “With the re-design of 800-plus fiber miles and the deployment of state-of-the-art technology, we have created a foundation which allows for the continued development of network products and services to meet both the current and future needs of our customers.”
The newly lit network sparked the launch of several new Connectivity Solutions products, including Metro Connect and Network Connect, which allow connectivity within markets and between INAP’s global data centers and POPs. This developing suite of products, combined with INAP’s patented Performance IP route optimization software, creates a powerful global network that differentiates INAP from its competition.
“INAP’s global network transformation reflects our promise to deliver superior performance in everything we do,” said Rich O’Dea, Senior Vice President, INAP Sales. “Achieving greater network performance and availability are the primary reasons enterprises are continuing to shift more workloads off-premise. Our connectivity products, along with our colocation and cloud solutions, enable our clients to achieve the availability and minimal latency their critical applications require.”
Internap Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP) is a global provider of performance-driven, full-spectrum data center and cloud solutions. Through its portfolio of high-density colocation, managed cloud hosting and powerful network services, INAP partners with its customers, who range from the Fortune 500 to emerging startups, to create secure and scalable IT infrastructure solutions. INAP operates in 53 primarily Tier 3 design data centers in 21 metropolitan markets and has 102 POPs around the world. INAP has over 1 million gross square feet in its portfolio, with approximately 600,000 square feet of sellable data center space.