Global streaming music service selects Internap’s managed hosting, colocation and IP services
ATLANTA – November 13, 2013 – Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a provider of high-performance hosting services, today announced that Rhapsody International, the parent company of leading streaming music services Rhapsody and Napster, is expanding its use of Internap’s high-performance IT infrastructure services. An Internap customer since 2010, Rhapsody International signed a multi-year renewal for colocation and route-optimized IP connectivity services in Internap’s Seattle data center and added managed hosting services in London.
“As we continue to expand into new markets across Europe and Latin America, we need to address a new set of customer demands,” said Brian Ringer, chief technology officer at Rhapsody. “Internap provides the right mix of critical IT infrastructure and network optimization to ensure our subscribers consistently enjoy a premium music streaming experience.”
Internap’s Seattle data center offers secure, scalable colocation and managed hosting services with advanced monitoring and 24/7 live customer support, as well as its route-optimized, global Performance IP™ connectivity and Content Delivery Network (CDN) services for accelerated delivery of customer content, applications and communications throughout the world. In addition to the expanded colocation footprint in Seattle, Rhapsody International is now also using Internap’s managed hosting services in its London data center to ensure reliable, timely content ingestion.
“As the disruption of the media and entertainment industry continues and more consumers and businesses shift to on-demand subscription services, the customer experience is king,” said Josh Crowe, Internap’s senior vice president of product development. “Internap is working closely with companies like Rhapsody International to help them create a competitive advantage through our high-performance IT infrastructure services that provide the best user experience possible.”
Rhapsody International is parent company of leading streaming music services, Rhapsody and Napster. Initially launched in December 2001, Rhapsody is the original streaming music service that gives members unlimited on-demand access to more than 20 million songs, whether they’re listening on a PC, laptop, Internet connected home stereo or TV, MP3 player or mobile phone. In December 2011, Rhapsody International acquired Napster International. Rhapsody International is headquartered in Seattle, with offices across the U.S. and Europe. Rhapsody and the Rhapsody logo are registered trademarks of Rhapsody International Inc. Follow @Rhapsody on Twitter and keep up with the latest on the Rhapsody Facebook page.
Internap helps people build and manage the world’s best performing IT infrastructure. Our global footprint of data centers, patented network technology and hybrid approach to hosting solutions that blends virtual and bare-metal cloud computing, managed hosting and colocation delivers a seamless end-user experience with the lowest latency every time. With a 100% uptime guarantee and award-winning customer support, Internap has been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Most Trustworthy Companies. For more information, visit www.internap.com.
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