- Demand for faster content delivery drives Accelerated IP (XIP™) expansion across Internap’s global data center footprint
- Customers experience up to four times acceleration and report higher end-user satisfaction
- Growing customer adoption reflects industry shift towards “Acceleration-as-a-Service”
- XIP demo shows performance improvement in side-by-side “horse race”
ATLANTA – April 4, 2011 – Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ:INAP, news, filings), a leading provider of IT infrastructure services, today announced that Accelerated IP (XIP), a service-based Internet traffic accelerator that improves performance of enterprise web services and applications by up to four times, is now available across the company’s global data center footprint. XIP complements Internap’s Performance IP™ route-optimized network connectivity to deliver a superior end-user experience via end-to-end network optimization.
As enterprises increasingly deliver dynamic content, applications and services over the Internet, the performance of the underlying network has become a key priority to support differentiation and drive growth. With its ability to deliver mission-critical, latency-sensitive Internet content to geographically dispersed users, XIP is achieving significant customer adoption.
Jolokia Networks, a provider of hosting, streaming and IT services, turned to Internap to accelerate the delivery of cloud-based applications for customers with a wide network of international end users. XIP has significantly reduced latency and improved application performance for traffic between Jolokia’s hosting sites in Europe and North America, resulting in a 40% web page load time improvement. Complete Jolokia case study available here.
“As a provider of both content delivery and hosting services, Jolokia serves a customer base seeking to make Software-as-as-Service offerings more efficient, scalable and cost-effective. XIP gives us a competitive edge by enabling a best-in-class performance infrastructure that few companies can match,” said Mark Pace, co-founder and chief technology officer of Jolokia Networks. “XIP has dramatically improved our network performance, offering our customers a more reliable experience delivering dynamic content globally.”
Concurrent (NASDAQ: CCUR), a global leader in video and media data and advertising solutions, also is using XIP to reduce latency for its globally distributed SaaS customers. XIP has accelerated Concurrent’s application transmission speeds by up to four times. Requiring access to a high-performance, globally-distributed network, Concurrent selected XIP for its flexible “Acceleration-as-a-Service” model that enables Concurrent to virtually extend the reach of its U.S. Data center and provide its customer with uninterrupted, reliable and timely service.
“Businesses today have officially entered the next phase of the Internet: ‘acceleration.’ Slow sites and poor web performance can have grave implications for businesses. Even one second of latency can result in a 7% reduction of customer conversion and lost revenue,” said Amar Khan, vice president of IP Services at Internap. “The adoption of XIP among our Performance IP customers is clear evidence of the prioritization of acceleration. The high-performance network is the competitive edge businesses require in today’s content-driven market.”
On April 6, 2011, Internap will host a webinar, “What’s your Network Riding On?” Internap’s Khan will address the benefits of TCP traffic acceleration, and Jolokia CTO, Mark Pace, will discuss how XIP helped dramatically improve delivery of rich media and file-based content for his customers.
About Accelerated IP (XIP)
- Originally launched in April 2010 in limited markets, XIP accelerates end-to-end Internet traffic from the application to the end user. Ideally suited for dynamic web content, XIP delivers improved response times for websites and web-based applications, as well as faster file downloads.
- XIP is a TCP acceleration technology provided as a service that does not require hardware to enhance online application performance and enables customers to pay based on usage.
- The service is now available across Internap’s IP footprint in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Santa Clara, Seattle, San Francisco, San Jose, Toronto and Washington D.C.
About Performance IP
- Performance IP provides premium network connectivity and performance across Internap’s global footprint.
- Deployed by thousands of companies around the world and backed by a 100% proactive, uptime service level agreement, Performance IP combines the ability to deliver traffic across numerous carrier networks globally with patented Managed Internet Route Optimizer™ (MIRO) technology.
Internap provides high-performance IT infrastructure services that enable our customers to focus on their core business, improve service levels and lower the cost of IT operations. Our colocation, connectivity and managed hosting solutions are differentiated by unparalleled levels of performance, availability and support. Since 1996, thousands of enterprises have entrusted Internap to deliver their business-critical IT infrastructure needs. For more information, visit http://www.internap.com/, our blog at http://www.internap.com/blog, or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/internap.
Concurrent (NASDAQ: CCUR) is a global leader in innovative solutions that enable the seamless delivery, management and monetization of video on any screen. Built on a solid foundation of video firsts and patented, Emmy® Award winning technology, Concurrent’s screen-independent video delivery and media data solutions create a truly holistic, 360-degree view of the consumer video experience. By harnessing the full potential of video, Concurrent provides customers in the cable, telco, wireless, web, advertising and content development industries with new revenue opportunities such as advanced advertising. Concurrent’s video solutions are built upon a rich heritage of high-performance real-time technology, which also powers solutions for the defense, aerospace, automotive and financial industries. Concurrent is a global company with offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.ccur.com. Concurrent Media Contact: Jenny Stallings, 678-258-4166, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Jolokia Networks
Jolokia Networks is a leading service provider offering customized hosting solutions, content management and delivery. Utilizing its private cloud infrastructure, and leveraging worldwide content distribution and dynamic application acceleration technologies, Jolokia delivers unequaled hosting solutions designed to meet the specific needs and highly enhance the end user experience of its customers. From SaaS solutions for ISVs, to delivery solutions for live and on demand rich media, Jolokia’s platform provides customers with secure, customizable, rapidly deployed solutions that are designed for their individual needs, and not packaged in a one size fits all approach. Jolokia’s experience and deep understanding of the hosting and streaming process makes it a unique and powerful partner for all companies who have top tier products and need first class solutions. For more information please email email@example.com or phone 408-689-0290.
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, including Accelerated IP (XIP), 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.