Global Carrier Platform Launched by 373K Using Internap’s OpenStack-Powered Bare-Metal IaaS
Internap’s global AgileSERVER footprint and route-optimized connectivity powers flawless VoIP service for carriers and companies of all sizes
ATLANTA – February 24, 2016 – Internap Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a provider of high-performance Internet infrastructure services, today announced that telecommunications provider 373K is using Internap’s AgileSERVER bare-metal Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and route-optimized Performance IP connectivity to power its voice infrastructure and global carrier operations. 373K hosts and delivers uninterrupted, high-quality telephony and other media services to end users globally. Leveraging the programmability of AgileSERVER’s native OpenStack API, 373K is also able to auto-provision bare-metal IaaS capacity to instantly match voice traffic fluctuations around the world, improving infrastructure cost efficiency while ensuring an optimal call experience.
“Demand for VoIP services and applications like video chat continues to surge and is not expected to abate anytime soon with Ovum Research predicting consumer use of VoIP will reach 1.7 trillion minutes in 2018. Providers are under pressure to deliver the same level of quality and reliability that users have come to expect from traditional phone services,” said Mike Higgins, senior vice president, marketing and customer services, Internap. “At Internap, the combination of high-performance infrastructure and networking is part of our DNA, making us uniquely qualified to give companies like 373K a competitive edge in the fast-growing, global VoIP ecosystem.”
373K is a wholesale provider of telecommunications services, catering to a wide variety of service providers – from mobile over-the-top (OTT) application suppliers and mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) to independent telephone and cable companies – who need integrated voice applications. These customers now benefit from 373K’s BR-549 platform, which maintains robust connectivity with the world’s top carriers, empowering it to handle millions of global calls every day.
“Voice customers not only want, but demand, high-quality and reliable service when they place or receive a call,” said Mark Thomas, CEO at 373K. “This is one of the primary reasons we partnered with Internap when building this global platform. In addition to its uptime guarantees, global bare-metal IaaS presence and high-performance IP connectivity, Internap has enabled us to build a global platform that is relied upon by millions of end users daily.”
“373K is interconnected with the majority of Tier 1 carriers like Verizon, West and T-Mobile, but sometimes that’s not enough,” said Scott Howell, 373K’s platform engineer. “On many levels, the voice traffic is all on-net among OTT platforms, and 373K has developed the infrastructure to support all of those call volumes without the need for third-party networks or service providers.”
Internap’s AgileSERVER bare-metal IaaS combines dedicated processing power and high throughput levels with the on-demand agility and scale of virtualized public cloud and monthly, hourly and per-second billing options.
Another unique feature of 373K’s BR-549 switching platform is the ability to monitor and match changing capacity needs via calls to Internap’s OpenStack API, which invokes the open cloud standard’s Heat orchestration and Glance image management capabilities.
Internap’s Performance IP connectivity uses patented Managed Internet Route Optimizer (MIRO) technology to identify and route around network outages, packet loss, jitter and latency, ensuring that 373K voice traffic is delivered to its destination over the fastest and most reliable route every time.
373K is a leading telecommunications provider that provides on-demand infrastructure, PSTN origination and termination, IP telephony, messaging and other media services to emerging service providers. The global platform enables 373K to provide highly scalable, reliable and quality services. For more information, visit www.373k.net.
Internap is the high-performance Internet infrastructure provider that powers the applications shaping the way we live, work and play. Our hybrid infrastructure delivers performance without compromise – blending virtual and bare-metal cloud, hosting and colocation services across a global network of data centers, optimized from the application to the end user and backed by rock-solid customer support and a 100% uptime guarantee. Since 1996, the most innovative companies have relied on Internap to make their applications faster and more scalable. For more information, visit www.internap.com.
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- Data sheet: AgileSERVER
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