October 12, 2009
Internap Expands its Performance IP Services to Customers in Switch and Dataâs North Bergen, NJ Site
TAMPA, Fla. - Oct. 12, 2009 -- Switch and Data (NASDAQ: SDXC), a leading provider of network-neutral data center and Internet exchange services, today announced that Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a global provider of end-to-end Internet business solutions, has expanded its footprint to offer its Performance IP services in Switch and Data's North Bergen, NJ site. Internap expects to enhance the performance and predictability of Internet service for businesses in the New Jersey location by providing The Ultimate Online Experience® to current and new customers in Switch and Data's site.
Internap's global platform of data centers, managed performance Internet services and content delivery network solutions enables customers to focus on their core business through improved service levels, availability and results in lower costs of their overall IT operations while benefiting from guaranteed Internet service performance. Internap is trusted by more than 3,000 companies around the globe to deliver and distribute mission-critical applications. The company's unique service architecture provides the highest-quality Internet transit with higher availability and superior performance than is available from standard internet services providers. Internap's industry-leading performance is delivered through its patented, IP routing technology that provides real time route optimization that provides the best path for Internet applications and content delivery.
“Internap is excited to join Switch and Data at its North Bergen, NJ facility because we can now offer our industry-leading availability, performance and support through our IP service to Switch and Data NJ customers,” said Amar Khan, Director of IP Product Management, Internap. “The North Bergen facility is an ideal location as it has a well-established base of customers that have critical applications running over the Internet that require a solution which provides the right mix of quality colocation with reliable IP.”
The expansion by Internap into North Bergen is part of an ongoing strategy to deliver value-added IP capabilities to businesses. Working with Switch and Data, Internap currently offers its services in multiple locations throughout North America, including Switch and Data facilities in Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Philadelphia, New York, Toronto, and Vienna. Additionally, Internap is a member of Switch and Data's Palo Alto and New York PAIX® Internet exchanges where it peers traffic directly with destination networks to enhance performance and resiliency.
“We are pleased that Internap has chosen to add our North Bergen site to the long list of locations where our customers can access its high performance IP transit and CDN services,” said Ernie Sampera, Senior Vice President and CMO for Switch and Data. "The high network densities and quality providers in our data centers make them a logical place for service providers to exchange traffic and reach new customers."
Switch and Data's North Bergen site offers network-centric companies the space and power to scale their operations to keep pace with their growth. The secure 163,000sf data center provides 24/7 on-site and remote security surveillance, and multi-factor security authentication. The site is built to Switch and Data's latest high-performance standard and can support the latest high-density power and cooling deployments with an N 1 design for all power and environmental systems. The site provides 24/7 on-site remote technical service and support, and live remote monitoring of all building and infrastructure alarm systems.
Switch and Data customers who would like to learn more about the ways Internap's services can help improve the performance of their businesses are encouraged to visit the company's website (www.internap.com), or sign up for one of the company's upcoming webinars which will be announced on that site.
About Internap Network Services Corporation Internap is a leading Internet solutions company that provides The Ultimate Online Experience® by managing, delivering and distributing applications and content with 100 percent performance and reliability. With a global platform of data centers, managed Internet services and a content delivery network (CDN), Internap frees its customers to innovate their business, improve service levels, and lower the cost of IT operations. More than 3,000 companies across the globe trust Internap to help them achieve their Internet business goals. For more information, visit www.internap.com.
About Switch and Data
Switch and Data is a premier provider of network-neutral data centers that house, power and interconnect the Internet. Leading content companies, enterprises and communications service providers rely on Switch and Data to connect to customers and exchange Internet traffic. Switch and Data has built a reputation for world-class service, delivered across the broadest colocation footprint and richest network of interconnections in North America. Switch and Data operates 34 sites in the U.S. and Canada, provides one of the highest customer satisfaction scores for technical and engineering support in the industry, and is home to PAIX® — the world's first commercial Internet exchange.
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