New site reflects online education leader’s continued use of Internap’s colocation and Performance IP services to ensure reliable access to digital curriculum
ATLANTA, June 23, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ — Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a leading provider of end-to-end Internet business products and services, today announced that Apex Learning, a provider of digital curriculum for secondary education, has established an additional disaster recovery site in Atlanta, Ga., using Internap’s colocation and Performance IP™ premier connectivity services. An Internap customer since 2000, Apex Learning’s new disaster recovery site represents its continued uptake of Internap’s services for reliable, high-performance access to online education resources.
Apex Learning provides year-round, 24/7 online curriculum services to more than 4,500 school districts and half a million students. Network uptime and reliability is critical to school administrators, teachers and students who need constant, real-time access to online education content. By leveraging Internap’s colocation and Performance IP services across the U.S., Apex Learning ensures maximum availability and optimized access to courseware. The new, fully-redundant disaster recovery site will be housed in Internap’s Atlanta data center and will be used as a back-up for its primary data site, located at Internap’s Seattle facility.
“After considerable due diligence reviewing numerous vendor options, it was an easy decision to expand our relationship with Internap. Internap has always worked with us more like a partner than a vendor, taking the time to understand our specific needs and delivering a solution that meets all of our requirements,” said Tom Stanton, vice president of technology at Apex Learning. “I’m usually skeptical when I hear people say ‘It’s all about relationships’ when it comes to technology partners, but in this case, it’s true.”
Internap’s data center offering provides colocation and managed hosting services, including managed servers and storage, green technologies and processes, advanced monitoring, 24/7 live customer support and its Performance IP network connectivity service, available at more than 70 locations globally. Performance IP leverages Internap’s patented Managed Internet Route Optimizer™ (MIRO) technology, which delivers traffic over the best Internet path by analyzing network characteristics like latency, packet loss and route stability and is backed by a 100% uptime service level agreement.
“As more industries like online education move to Software-as-a-Service and cloud-based delivery models, the quality of the underlying network that supports these applications and services is becoming the critical link for business performance and therefore a core business differentiator,” said Peter Evans, senior vice president of marketing at Internap. “Internap is in a unique position to help enterprises deliver on the promise that SaaS providers extend to their customers – anywhere, anytime availability.”
About Apex Learning
Apex Learning is a leading provider of digital curriculum for secondary education to the nation’s school districts. The company’s comprehensive online courses in math, science, english, social studies, world languages, electives, and advanced placement are successfully used for credit recovery, remediation, alternative schools, dropout prevention and recovery, distance learning, and exam preparation. Since its inception in 1997, Apex Learning has served more than 2.8 million student enrollments in more than 4,500 school districts. For more information, visit: www.apexlearning.com.
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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