INAP and Blade Announce High-Density Colocation Agreement as Anchor Tenant in INAP’s Newly Expanded Dallas Data Center
Blade, creator of Shadow, the High-Performance Gaming Computer, accessible from multiple devices, selects INAP for mission critical data center needs on space and power (900kw)
Blade selected INAP’s Dallas Data Center for strategic location, data security and low latency enabled by INAP’s route-optimized Performance IPTM technology
RESTON, Va. and PARIS – (Nov. 29, 2018) Internap Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a global provider of performance-driven, full-spectrum data center and cloud solutions, and Blade, the creator of Shadow, the first ever high-end PC in the cloud that is accessible using any Internet-enabled computer or smart device, today announced an agreement for high-density colocation at INAP’s Dallas Data Center.
Following its recent expansion from Europe, Blade has been steadily rolling out across the United States. Beginning with states along the West and East Coasts, the deal with INAP will now allow the platform to be available to users across multiple Southern and Midwestern states.
“We are pleased to begin a partnership with Blade, a fast-growing global gaming company that is revolutionizing the gaming experience,” said Corey Needles, SVP and General Manager of INAP US. “Companies in this sector recognize INAP’s high-performance data center services can provide them with the flexibility, power and low latency required to ensure the best gamer experience.”
Blade will anchor INAP’s recently expanded Dallas Data Center. The Dallas location provides the company a diverse data center given its superiority in density of power, network and security. INAP’s Performance IP will be utilized across Blade’s infrastructure to provide low latency – a top priority for anybody in the streaming sector.
“Shadow relocates the most powerful components of a high-end gaming computer into the cloud so hardware never becomes outdated or fails, unlocking customers from the endless cycle of spending and upgrading,” said Asher Kagan, Blade CEO and Co-Founder. “INAP presented us a comprehensive vision to meet our unique needs and is the right partner to support our specialized network and customers.”
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.
Blade was founded in France in 2015 to design and develop the future of gaming, with a simple vision: free users from the constraints of physical hardware by giving them access to a powerful, cloud-based computer. Blade’s first product, Shadow, is a high-performance computer based entirely in the cloud. This ground-breaking service provides access to a fully featured high-end Windows 10 computer, via any Internet-enabled device, including a laptop, tablet, and smartphone. Free from hardware failures in Blade’s secure data centers, Shadow puts an end to obsolete devices, thanks to regular, no-cost updates of cutting-edge components.
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