Managed data center and route-optimized IP services provide scalable, low-latency infrastructure for hosting, updating and delivering games globally to players
ATLANTA – October 1, 2010 — Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ:INAP, news, filings), a leading provider of end-to-end Internet business products and services,today announced it is showcasing its solutions and momentum in the online gaming market at the Game Developers Conference Online (GDC Online) taking place October 5-8 at the Austin Convention Center. Internap will feature its colocation, managed hosting, Performance IP™ and content delivery network (CDN) solutions in booth 616.
GDC Online provides educational, networking and business opportunities for online and connected game developers creating free-to-play titles, large scale Massively Multiplayer Online games (MMOs) and other types of social network games. Online games are the fastest growing segment of the overall videogame market. DFC Intelligence forecasts the segment will reach $70 billion in revenue in 2015. This growth is driven largely by the ubiquity of broadband connections, network-enabled gaming consoles and the addition of smartphones and social networking communities as platforms for online gaming.
Through its data center, CDN and Performance IP services, Internap provides the network infrastructure for 48 of the 300 online game publishers in the U.S. having revenues up to $1 billion annually. Internap’s customer list includes companies from across the gaming ecosystem, ranging from publishers such as Hi-Rez and Sigster to online retailer GamersGate and the leading VoIP service for gamers, TypeFrag.
“Underlying the services we offer, Managed Internet Route Optimization (MIRO) technology ensures we can deliver the most reliable, low latency online gaming environments for players anywhere in the world,” said Peter Evans, SVP of marketing at Internap. “Our integrated hosting and connectivity solutions enable game developers to eliminate the cost and complexity of buying, managing and scaling IT infrastructure so they can focus their time and investments on their core business – designing and developing the most immersive and compelling online games.”
Internap’s offerings for online gaming customers include:
- Colocation and Managed Hosting – a global footprint of Internap-controlled data centers with a wide range of server, storage, security and related managed infrastructure services for hosting gaming environments with the ability to scale easily to meet unpredictable spikes in demand.
- Performance IP – leveraging Internap’s MIRO technology, which selects the best path for online game traffic by analyzing network characteristics like latency, packet loss and route stability across multiple networks to ensure the optimal route is selected at any given time and backed by a 100% performance SLA.
- CDN – supports the timely delivery of software patches, new features and other downloads to support customer satisfaction and drive incremental revenues based on purchases for enhanced gaming functionality.
In addition, all of Internap’s services are backed by advanced monitoring and 24/7 live customer support.
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/.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include statements related to the features, functionality and performance of our products and services and the benefits our customers are expected to receive from them. 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 products and services; our ability to respond successfully to technological change; 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 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.