Internap Brings Performance Optimization to Enterprise Networks with Intelligent Traffic Routing Appliance
New Managed Internet Route OptimizerTM (MIRO) Controller delivers network traffic over the fastest path to ensure optimal application performance
ATLANTA – June 17, 2015 – Internap Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a provider of high-performance Internet infrastructure services, today announced the immediate availability of its new Managed Internet Route OptimizerTM (MIRO) Controller, an on-premise appliance that helps enterprises and service providers achieve performance level guarantees for their critical applications. MIRO Controller continuously monitors multi-homed (or multi-carrier) networks for latency, packet loss, route stability and congestion and dynamically routes traffic over the fastest path. The appliance uses the same MIRO technology, backed by more than 15 patents, that powers Internap’s global terabit/second Performance IPTM transit service.
Today’s consumers expect seamless availability and fast access to Web content, without exception. According to KISSmetrics, 40% of consumers will abandon a website that takes more than three seconds to load, and a delay in page response of a single second can lead to a 7% reduction in conversions, negatively impacting revenue and customer satisfaction. As a result, tens of thousands of organizations across a range of performance-intensive industries – such as e-commerce, software and Internet, financial services, telecommunications and online gaming – have implemented multi-homed networks to improve the speed and availability of their business-critical content and applications and eliminate single points of failure. However, measuring and managing these networks can be complex, costly and time-consuming.
Replacing Internap’s previous Flow Control Platform (FCP), MIRO Controller was rebuilt from the ground up to meet the intensive performance and scalability requirements of today’s Internet-based applications. The global routing table has quadrupled in size since 2004, and the “Internet of Things” has led to the widespread proliferation of connected devices. MIRO Controller, which supports both IPv4 and IPv6, enables organizations that are multi-homing their network traffic across two or more carriers to realize the full performance benefits of these networks by automatically rerouting traffic to minimize latency, packet loss and congestion.
MIRO Controller can also be leveraged to optimize costs by managing network capacity based on carrier bandwidth costs and commit levels. With automated, rules-based routing, organizations can customize MIRO Controller settings to deliver best performance or cost-efficiency or a combination of both, based on specific business and application requirements, and remove the need for network engineers to constantly make one-off manual routing adjustments.
“Both enterprises and service providers are under pressure to deliver Web applications and content to end users who demand flawless performance and an ideal experience every time,” said Steve Orchard, senior vice president and general manager of data center and network services at Internap. “With MIRO Controller, network engineers can take command of their multi-homed networks to provide the performance end users rely on, reduce network costs and gain valuable real-time insights to proactively manage IP network issues, such as outages and brownouts, that can directly impact revenue and productivity.”
MIRO Controller benefits include:
- Improved end user performance combined with reduced network costs
- Automatic traffic routing based on performance metrics, cost saving considerations or a combination of both
- Proactive management of IP network issues such as outages, black holes, brownouts and slowdowns that can impact revenue and productivity
- Unprecedented insight into end-to-end network performance, carrier commit reserves and price-indexed ISP performance through comprehensive reports and dashboards
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 characteristics and performance of our MIRO Controller and the benefits that our customers may receive from it. 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 services; the reaction and behavior of customers and the market to our 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 or intrusions into 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.
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