Internap’s innovative data center sustainability initiatives recognized for unique ability to efficiently address growing customer power consumption requirements
ATLANTA – October 24, 2011 – Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ:INAP, news, filings), a provider of intelligent IT Infrastructure services, announced today that IDG’s Computerworld, the leading IT media brand dedicated to providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results, has selected it as one of the top Green-IT Organizations for 2011. This honor is part of the IT media outlet’s annual Top Green-IT Organizations feature, which was published in the Oct. 24 issue of Computerworld and online at Computerworld.com.
For the fourth year in a row, Computerworld set out to identify organizations that are implementing smart, efficient strategies to achieve “green IT.” Organizations were invited to complete a comprehensive questionnaire online from June to August 2011. Seventy organizations participated. Computerworld then contacted representatives at the participating organizations, to verify that the information provided on their organization’s survey was truthful and accurate. Only those organizations that filed verification letters were considered. Computerworld then applied a set of criteria, developed with the help of green-IT industry experts, to identify the organizations that are working to reduce energy consumption in IT equipment and are using technology to conserve energy and lower carbon emissions. Based on the weighting scheme developed, the top 12 Green-IT Users and top 12 Green-IT Vendors lists were chosen.
“In response to growing enterprise demand for high-performance IT Infrastructure services, Internap is rapidly expanding its data center footprint. The company has prioritized green data center design and practices for all new facilities to mitigate the steady increase in customer power requirements,” said Mike Higgins, senior vice president, data center services, Internap. “We are honored to be recognized by Computerworld for our efforts to reduce energy consumption and promote environmental sustainability.”
As customer demand for power continues to increase, Internap has demonstrated its commitment to efficiency and sustainability through a variety of unique initiatives that reduce consumption across its data center footprint. In June, Internap’s Santa Clara facility, became the first public data center to achieve Green Globes® certification. As part of the process, Internap adhered to standards related to consuming fewer fossil fuels, reducing greenhouse emissions, conserving water, reducing pollution and minimizing impact on land surrounding the building. Internap is also working toward LEED and Energy Star environmental building ratings at its Santa Clara site and other new facilities under construction in Los Angeles and Dallas. LEED, Green Globes and Energy Star certification will be sought for all future new facilities.
Internap is helping data center managers address the growing power requirements with sensitivity to the environment and is designing all future data centers with an eye toward green practices that maximize energy efficiency and reduce dependence on fossil fuels and natural resources with initiatives that include:
- Reflective roofing – white roofing material designed to decrease surface temperature and reduce cost of cooling and CO 2 emissions
- Variable speed fans – cooling fans automatically scale speeds according to ambient room temperatures to reduce power consumption and decrease amount of heat emitted from fans
- Ultrasonic humidification systems – rather than using electricity to heat water to create humidity through steam, a safe chemical mist is applied to control static electricity without water
- Reclaimed or graywater – water is recycled by the local water utility so there is no need to tap into potable water systems
“Many of the organizations recognized in our fourth annual Top Green-IT issue have woven energy-saving initiatives into the fabric of their IT strategies,” said Scot Finnie, editor in chief, Computerworld. “These top organizations are tapping the collective brainpower of their IT staffs to capitalize on existing technologies that lower energy use and seek out new methods to better control their carbon footprints.”
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld’s award-winning Web site (www.computerworld.com), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including 13 American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards in 2009, the 2009 Best Blog from the Neal awards, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from ASBPE. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (comScore Media Metrix, August 2010). Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events, and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.
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 http://www.internap.com/, our blog at http://www.internap.com/blog, or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/internap.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include statements related to the features, functionality and performance of our current and future data centers. 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 our ability to build data centers with the features, functionality and performance we expect; our ability to sell into new data center space; our success in attracting and retaining key talent; the actual performance of our IT infrastructure 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.