Internap Bare-Metal Cloud Receives 2013 Cloud Computing Excellence Award
AgileSERVER Honored for Innovative Deployment with Mobile Utility App Developer Onavo
ATLANTA – October 23, 2013 ─ Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a provider of high-performance hosting services, today announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named Internap as a 2013 Cloud Computing Excellence Award winner based on a bare-metal cloud AgileSERVER deployment with Onavo, a developer of mobile utility apps. Presented by Cloud Computing Magazine, the awards recognize the companies that have most effectively leveraged cloud computing in their efforts to bring new, differentiated offerings to market.
“Recognizing leaders in the advancement of cloud computing, TMC is proud to announce Internap as a recipient of the third annual Cloud Computing Excellence Award,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “In helping Onavo meet a unique set of challenges, Internap’s AgileSERVER bare-metal cloud has demonstrated innovation as well as the ability to improve the cloud.”
Onavo, a developer of mobile utility apps for iOS and Android that help millions of users worldwide manage their mobile data usage, protect themselves from malware and save money, experienced rapid growth that led to network and server performance issues with its virtual cloud environment. These issues required increased monitoring by support personnel and resulted in wide and unpredictable cost fluctuations based on virtual machine usage. Given its growth and the dynamic nature of its traffic, Onavo needed an IT infrastructure solution that combined the performance and predictable costs of physical servers while maintaining the scalability and on-demand provisioning of public cloud services.
Delivering up to eight times better server performance than virtualized alternatives, Internap’s AgileSERVER bare-metal cloud combines the reliability and performance of dedicated (single-tenant) servers with the convenience and agility of virtualized, multi-tenant public cloud offerings – along with no-commit hourly and monthly billing models and uptime guarantees. With Internap’s bare-metal cloud, Onavo was able to meet its network and performance goals, shift to more predictable costs, and reduce the burden of infrastructure monitoring and maintenance on its support personnel – freeing it up to focus on business-critical issues.
“This recognition as a Cloud Computing Excellence Award winner underscores the growing relevance of bare-metal cloud technologies,” said Gopala Tumuluri, vice president of hosted services at Internap. “Onavo is a perfect example of how combining cloud characteristics with high-performance dedicated hardware is the ideal way to host fast-growing applications that handle dynamic workloads and serve a far-reaching user base, in this case allowing smartphone and tablet users around the world to get more from their mobile data plans.”
Internap provides intelligent IT Infrastructure services that combine platform flexibility and hybridization with unmatched performance, enabling customers to focus on their core business, improve service levels and lower the cost of IT operations. The company’s cloud, hosting and colocation services are delivered from a geographically distributed platform of high-density, redundant data centers. Its patented, performance-optimized IP connectivity guarantees 100% uptime and lowest latency, resulting in a seamless user experience. For more information, visit https://www.inap.com/, our blog at https://www.inap.com/blog/ or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/internap.
TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients’ goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, M2M Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. TMCnet is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world’s leading business technology event, as well as industry events: Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; Customer Experience (CX) Hot Trends Symposium; DevCon5 – HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference; LatinComm Conference and Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobile Payment Conference; Software Telco Congress, StartupCamp; Super Wi-Fi & Shared Spectrum Summit; SIP Trunking-Unified Communications Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo; WebRTC Conference & Expo III; and more. For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.
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