Internap Honored as Gold Stevie Award Winner in 2013 American Business Awards for Hybrid Virtual and Bare-Metal Cloud Hosting Service
Internap’s Agile Hosting service wins “Best New Product or Service of the Year For Cloud Infrastructure”
ATLANTA – September 17, 2013 ─ Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a provider of high-performance hosting services, today announced it was awarded a Gold Stevie® Award in the category of “Best New Product or Service of the Year for Cloud Infrastructure” in the 11th Annual American Business AwardsSM. Internap was recognized for its hybridized Agile Hosting service, which lets enterprises seamlessly mix and match on-demand virtual and bare-metal (dedicated) cloud servers across its global footprint of data centers.
As enterprises move more workloads to public cloud infrastructure, their service requirements are becoming increasingly complex, and a standard one-size-fits-all cloud offering often doesn’t meet their performance and security needs. Internap’s Agile Hosting service allows enterprises to seamlessly mix, provision and manage both virtual and bare-metal cloud servers to meet their changing business needs.
For applications prone to large traffic spikes that also require the highest levels of security, control and performance, Internap’s bare-metal cloud AgileSERVERs give customers the convenience and agility of the cloud with the reliability and performance of dedicated servers – along with no-commit hourly and monthly billing models. Internap’s AgileCLOUD provides dedicated compute and memory resources for a secure virtual environment that delivers consistently high web application performance.
The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. More than 3,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories. Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 320 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process.
“As more organizations opt to outsource business-critical applications and content to external cloud providers, they are faced with the challenges of ensuring the right mix of IT infrastructure services to meet shifting demands,” said Gopala Tumuluri, vice president of hosting services at Internap. “This recognition from the American Business Awards further validates the demand for our Agile Hosting service, which gives companies of all sizes access to a high-performance hybrid cloud solution that provides the flexibility to meet varied application needs and the ability to instantly scale to meet global business demands in real time.”
Internap’s AgileCLOUD and AgileSERVER services can be seamlessly hybridized through Layer 2 connectivity with other Internap infrastructure – including colocation, managed hosting and shared storage – and managed through a single customer portal. Integrated with Internap’s global, route-optimized Performance IP™ transit and Content Delivery Network, the Agile Hosting service also ensures superior application performance and scalability.
“So many remarkable stories of success and innovation were told in the nominations submitted to this year’s American Business Awards,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “We congratulate all of this year’s Stevie Award winners, and thank them for the inspiration provided by their achievements.”
Details about The American Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners who were announced on September 16 are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. A fifth program, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, will debut this month. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.
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.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include statements related to the characteristics and performance of our hosting services and the benefits that our customers may 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 the actual performance of our products and services; the reaction and behavior of customers and the market to our products and services; 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.
Press ContactMariah Torpey
Davies Murphy Group
Investor ContactMichael Nelson