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Press Release -- May 4th, 2011
Source: Internap Network Services
Tags: CDN, Colocation, Exchange

Internap Announces High-Performance, Dual-Hypervisor Cloud Compute Service Leveraging OpenStack and VMware

News Highlights
– Provides high-performance, on-demand cloud computing capacity with powerful Managed Internet Route Optimizer for best end-user experience
– Future-proofs cloud investment and delivers maximum flexibility for customers with dual-hypervisor support for VMware® and OpenStack open source environments
– Builds on Internap’s cloud storage service, for comprehensive cloud offering based on OpenStack platform; extends end-to-end intelligent IT Infrastructure services
– Internap showcases cloud services at Interop Las Vegas in booth 1106

ATLANTA, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ:INAPNews), a provider of intelligent IT Infrastructure services, today announced a new on-demand cloud compute service that delivers high-performance enterprise computing capacity. The new offering builds on Internap’s recently-announced public cloud storage and is a natural extension of its comprehensive IT Infrastructure portfolio, which includes performance-optimized enterprise IP, Content Delivery Network, colocation, managed hosting and cloud services. Internap will showcase its cloud offering at Interop Las Vegas, May 10-12, 2011, in booth 1106.

Delivered on Internap’s global Performance IP™ network – with patented Managed Internet Route Optimizer (MIRO) technology – outbound cloud traffic travels over the optimal Internet path, maximizing performance and minimizing latency all the way to the end user. The unparalleled capabilities of MIRO combine the strength of multiple, redundant carrier backbones worldwide with powerful real-time analysis of network characteristics, such as packet loss and outages, allowing Internap to provide cloud customers with a 100 percent network uptime Service Level Agreement (SLA).

Internap’s cloud services offer enterprises unmatched flexibility, with the ability to choose VMware hypervisors for enterprise-class features and reliability or open source hypervisors for superior cost profiles. This approach also allows customers to “future-proof” cloud investments, enabling the transition from one cloud platform to another as priorities and business needs shift over time. A convenient, “pay-as-you-go” web-based service, Internap’s new cloud compute offering is based on the OpenStack open source cloud platform and provides on-demand provisioning and scaling of computing capacity to meet changing demands for web resources and applications.

“Enterprise IT and engineering organizations increasingly require powerful but flexible IT outsourcing solutions to best serve their end users with the desired mix of performance, cost and support,” said Paul Carmody, senior vice president of product management and business development at Internap. “The introduction of Internap’s new cloud compute service allows us to provide a complete range of intelligent IT Infrastructure solutions that effortlessly meet these demands – from cloud capacity and storage to managed hosting, colocation and a CDN – all delivered with unparalleled performance and availability to ensure mission-critical data arrives at the speed of business.”

Internap’s cloud compute service is planned for general availability in Q3 2011. Additionally, Internap’s cloud storage service, announced in beta release in January 2011, will be generally available in June 2011.

Internap at Interop

At Interop Las Vegas, Internap will showcase its intelligent IT Infrastructure solutions, with booth demonstrations spanning:

  • Content Acceleration – route-optimized enterprise IP and CDN services deliver best performance to the end user.
  • Managed Hosting and Cloud Services – full range of tailored IT Infrastructure platforms provide maximum flexibility to meet customers’ unique business requirements – from managed hosting to private or public cloud services.
  • Data Center Design – modular approach and scalable infrastructure improves enterprise performance and increases power densities without the need to add physical space.

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About Internap

Internap provides intelligent IT Infrastructure services that enable our customers to focus on their core business, improve service levels, and lower the cost of IT operations. Our enterprise IP, CDN, colocation, managed hosting and cloud solutions are differentiated by unparalleled levels of performance, availability and support. Since 1996, thousands of businesses have entrusted Internap with the delivery and protection of their online applications. Transform your IT infrastructure into a competitive advantage with IT IQ from Internap. For more information, visit, our blog at, or follow us on Twitter at

Forward-Looking Statements

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 our cloud storage and cloud compute 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.

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