Internap Announces Expansion of Seattle-Area Data Center to Support Market Momentum
August 26 open house ceremony to kick off expansion
ATLANTA – August 18, 2010 — Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a leading provider of end-to-end Internet business products and services, announced the opening of a 7,500-square foot expansion of its Seattle-area colocation facility located at 3355 S. 120th Place in Tukwila, Washington in the Sabey Intergate campus. Internap executives will celebrate the opening of the expanded space with an open house event at the data center on August 26 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. PDT.
The expansion of Internap’s colocation facility builds on the company’s strong history in Seattle, which began in 1996. This facility is Internap’s third data center in the market, and it is also the third expansion in this location since its initial opening. The addition of net sellable space reflects the growing demand by enterprise customers across a range of industries – including e-commerce, financial services and online retailers – to shift the storage, maintenance and support of IT infrastructure to outsourced colocation facilities.
To achieve power and cooling efficiencies and reduce environmental impact, the Seattle-area colocation facility incorporates green data center best practices. These include roof-top cooling units, which eliminate an extra source of internal heat, high-efficiency lighting and “drop ceilings” to rapidly remove hot air. Internap also implemented ultrasonic humidification technology, which promotes ideal humidity levels, conserves energy and requires little to no maintenance.
As with the rest of Internap’s company-controlled data centers, the expansion offers a highly-secure, scalable facility staffed with Internap personnel and 24/7 technical support, as well as the implementation of SAS 70 Type II controls and processes. The facility also provides enhanced IP connectivity via Internap’s Performance IP™ network, which uses patented Managed Internet Route Optimizer™ (MIRO) technology to analyze network performance characteristics – such as available bandwidth, delays and packet loss – and deliver traffic over the fastest, most reliable route.
“Organizations are increasingly choosing colocation solutions that offer more than just proximity to company headquarters or standard facility needs. They are seeking the addition of value-added services that elevate the performance of their IT infrastructure and ultimately their business,” said Mike Higgins, senior vice president of data center services at Internap. “The expansion of the Seattle-area facility allows more customers in the region and beyond to leverage our unique, services-driven value proposition, which combines high-performance IP connectivity, industry-leading SLAs and hands-on customer support.”
In addition to the Seattle-area facility expansion, Internap’s data center located at Fisher Plaza on 140 4th Avenue North in Seattle now incorporates similar industry-leading capabilities and services as a result of recent upgrades. These include upgrades to the cooling towers, adding 600 tons of capacity, and additional UPS (uninterruptible power supply) capacity to enable 3kW of power draw per cabinet.
Internap’s data center offering provides colocation and managed hosting services, including advanced monitoring and 24/7 live customer support. Customers can also easily access Internap’s Performance IP network and Content Delivery Network (CDN) from its worldwide locations.
For more information about the open house event at Internap’s Tukwila, Washington data center, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internap is a leading Internet products and services company that provides The Ultimate Online Experience® by managing, delivering and distributing applications and content with a 100% uptime reliability service level agreement. With a worldwide platform of data centers, managed Internet services and 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 https://www.inap.com/.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include statements related to expansion of our company-controlled data centers, the features, functionality and performance of our products and services and the benefits our customers are expected to receive from them. 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 failures in our network operations centers, data centers, network access points or computer systems; the actual performance of our services and products as well as those of third parties with which we have alliances; 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; 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.
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