Efficiency performance rating is nearly twice the national average for data centers;
builds on Internap’s energy efficiency leadership across its data center footprint
ATLANTA – May 8, 2014 ─ Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a provider of high-performance Internet infrastructure services, today announced that its downtown Atlanta data center has received ENERGY STAR certification, a program run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to identify ways in which energy efficiency can be measured, documented and implemented in data centers. Following a 12-month process of recording energy savings at the facility, the achievement marks the first and only ENERGY STAR certification of a public data center in the city of Atlanta.
The ENERGY STAR specification requires the use of energy-efficient power supplies and reporting on power consumption and savings. Internap’s Atlanta data center utilizes capacity optimization methods, adaptive active cooling and other sustainable practices to reduce its overall energy consumption levels.
Internap expanded its Atlanta data center in 2013 to address the growing demand for high-performance data center services in the metro area. Built atop one of the most stable power grids in the country, Internap’s Atlanta data center features high-density colocation and managed hosting services – with support for power draws of up to 18kW per rack. Internap’s infrastructure services are enhanced by the company’s global Performance IPTM connectivity and Content Delivery Network, which leverage patented Managed Internet Route OptimizerTM (MIRO) technology to deliver traffic over the fastest Internet path more than 99% of the time and ensure consistently high performance, reliability and low latency.
Based on ENERGY STAR benchmark measurements, Internap’s Atlanta data center is significantly more efficient than the national average for data centers. For example, Internap achieved:
- 1.8 times the national average for data centers with an ENERGY STAR overall efficiency performance rating of 89.
- 17.2% below the national average of energy intensity – the amount of energy the data center consumes.
- 17% below the national average of greenhouse gas emissions – based on an analysis of the data center’s power consumption, utility provider and the power plant.
“As energy use continues to escalate in data centers, it is becoming increasingly important to identify ways to drive power consumption efficiencies,” said Randy Ortiz, vice president of data center design and engineering for Internap. “The ENERGY STAR certification reflects our commitment to advanced, sustainable data center design and operations, not only in Atlanta, but across our data center footprint.”
Underscoring Internap’s continued focus on green design and energy efficiency, the company’s Atlanta data center was also the first in Georgia to achieve Green Globes certification, a green building guidance and assessment program that helps commercial building owners advance environmental performance and sustainability through a rigourous assessment and comprehensive site visit and evaluation by an independent, third-party evaluator. Beyond Atlanta, Internap is committed to the highest levels of energy efficiency and sustainability across its company-controlled data center footprint, with a mix of LEED, Green Globes and ENERGY STAR certifications at its facilities in Dallas, Los Angeles and Santa Clara.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Today, the ENERGY STAR label can be found on more than 60 different kinds of products as well as new homes and buildings. Products that have earned the ENERGY STAR designation prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the government. In 2010 alone, Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, prevented 170 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions—equivalent to the annual emissions from 33 million vehicles—and saved nearly $18 billion on their utility bills. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).
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.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include statements related to the performance of our Internet infrastructure services and the benefits that our customers and the communities in which they live may receive from them, including the environmentally friendly and efficiency characteristics of our data centers. 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 the actual performance of our Internet infrastructure services; the reaction and behavior of customers and the market to our company; our ability to react to trends and challenges in our business and the markets in which we operate; 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; failures in our network operations centers, data centers, network access points or computer systems; 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.
Joanna Horn Stancill
Davies Murphy Group