Internap Receives 2012 Cloud Computing Excellence Award for Agile Hosting Services
Leading financial services website Learnvest.com uses Internap’s rapidly scalable, on-demand hybrid hosting services to meet multi-tiered application needs
ATLANTA – October 24, 2012 – Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a provider of intelligent IT Infrastructure services, today announced that it has been named a 2012 Cloud Computing Excellence Award winner, presented by Cloud Computing Magazine. The award recognizes companies that exhibit innovation and excellence in bringing cloud services to market and that advance the technology to deliver an improved experience for enterprise customers and their end users.
Internap was honored for its Agile Hosting service, a high-performance, instantly scalable, global hybrid cloud offering that enables businesses to optimize their multi-tiered web applications by mixing and matching “bare metal” physical and virtual cloud infrastructure. Internap’s solution maximizes application performance and efficiency – all while achieving web-scale within a single, hybridized environment.
Internap customer Learnvest, a leading personal finance and lifestyle website that has helped more than one million women gain control of their finances, provides web-based content, tools and support to help women plan and manage their finances at every stage of life. In late 2011, Learnvest was concerned with the ability of its website and applications to support its steady annual growth. As a result, Learnvest implemented Internap’s Agile Hosting Service in two of its core markets – New York City and San Jose, California – and is now able to instantly customize and provision both physical and cloud infrastructure to meet its diverse and rapidly growing business and application demands.
The implementation with Internap allowed Learnvest to optimize its multi-tiered financial services application by selecting the infrastructure platform – either cloud or bare metal – that best fit within each tier. Learnvest also benefits from Internap’s Performance IP™ transit service, which incorporates its patented intelligent route-optimization technology, Managed Internet Route Optimizer™ (MIRO). Backed by a 100% uptime SLA, Performance IP ensures that Learnvest’s customers have fast and reliable access to its website and applications. Internap also provided Learnvest with integrated, on-demand storage, a turn-key global Content Delivery Network (CDN) and 24/7 customer support.
“TMC is proud to announce Internap as a recipient of the second annual Cloud Computing Excellence Award, recognizing its leadership in the advancement of cloud computing,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO of TMC, publisher of Cloud Computing Magazine. “Internap’s Agile Hosting Services have demonstrated innovation as well as the ability to improve the cloud.”
This marks the second year in a row that Internap has been named a Cloud Computing Excellence Award winner. In 2011, it was recognized for its private cloud solution, including customer Digital Technology International’s deployment. Winners of the 2012 Cloud Computing Excellence Award are published in the October 2012 issue of Cloud Computing Magazine.
“Using our Agile Hosting platform, customers such as Learnvest are able to leverage hybrid cloud infrastructure services to meet their full range of application needs on demand, with one support contact, one invoice and a price to performance ratio that is unmatched by pure virtual cloud,” said Zachary Smith, vice president of hosting at Internap. “Internap is pleased to be honored by TMC for our cloud service offerings for the second straight year, and we will continue to bring the market cloud infrastructure services that allow our customers to scale their applications more effectively and efficiently.”
TMC is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person, and online.TMC publishes the TMC’s CUSTOMER Magazine (formerly Customer Interaction Solutions), INTERNET TELEPHONY, Next Gen Mobility, and Cloud Computing magazines. TMCnet.com, which is read by 1.5 million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world’s leading B2B communications event. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events: Cloud Communications Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; CVx (ChannelVision Expo); DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; LatinComm Conference & Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobility Tech Conference & Expo; MSPAlliance MSPWorld; StartupCamp; Video World Conference & Expo and more. For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.
Internap provides intelligent IT Infrastructure services that combine unmatched performance and platform flexibility to enable our customers to focus on their core business, improve service levels and lower the cost of IT operations. Our unique trio of route-optimized enterprise IP, TCP acceleration and a global content delivery network improves website performance and delivers superior end-user experiences. Our scalable colocation, hosting, private cloud, public cloud and hybrid offerings provide enterprises the flexibility to adapt to changing business needs and future-proof their IT Infrastructure. Since 1996, thousands of companies have entrusted Internap with the protection and delivery of their online applications. Transform your IT Infrastructure into a competitive advantage with IT IQ from Internap. 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.
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