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Green data center best practices and advanced weather resistance complement additional Houston colocation capacity
ATLANTA – September 10, 2010 ─ Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a leading provider of end-to-end Internet business products and services, announced an expansion of the Houston data center at 1301 Fannin Street. A total additional 5,000 square feet of net sellable space will provide Houston colocation customers with a modern, highly-secure and weather-resistant facility for hosting business-critical data and applications.
The Houston data center is fully operated and staffed by Internap, with 24/7 technical support and extensive physical and data security. The facility uses best-in-class equipment, including fully redundant power and cooling systems. Green data center best practices are applied to minimize energy consumption and environmental impact. It also complies with stringent SAS 70 Type II practices, consistent with Internap’s other company-controlled data centers.
“The Houston expansion continues our strategy to cultivate our company-controlled data centers in key markets,” said Mike Higgins, senior vice president of Data Center Services at Internap. “Houston is a market that includes data-intensive industries such as financial services, oil & gas and energy, which we expect will continue the strong demand for Internap’s premium data center services.”
With a strategic location in downtown Houston, the facility offers the highest levels of weather resistance, including a 200 mile-per-hour wind rating, as well as redundant generators and on-site fuel supplies. This type of rugged reliability and redundancy is important for maintaining operations during hurricane season and in other cases of severe weather.
Internap offers a comprehensive set of data center services which allow customers to deliver and store content and data in a reliable and scalable technology infrastructure. Customers can also easily access Internap’s high-performance IP network and Content Delivery Network (CDN) from their worldwide locations. Internap’s IP network, CDN, Manage Hosting, and Colocation services utilize the company’s patented Managed Internet Route Optimizer™ (MIRO) technology. This technology analyzes network performance characteristics – such as available bandwidth, delays and packet loss – in real time and ensures that Internet traffic is routed over the best path 100 percent of the time.
Internap is a leading Internet products and services company that provides The Ultimate Online Experience® by managing, delivering and distributing applications and content with a 100% uptime reliability service level agreement. With a worldwide platform of data centers, managed Internet services and CDN, Internap frees its customers to innovate, improve service levels and lower the cost of IT operations. Thousands of companies across the globe trust Internap to help them achieve their Internet business goals. For more information, visit http://www.internap.com/.
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