Technology Association of Georgia honors 40 companies for innovation
and contributions to the state’s technology community
ATLANTA – March 24, 2014 – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, named Internap, a high-performance Internet infrastructure provider, as one of its Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia. TAG will recognize this prestigious group at the 2014 Georgia Technology Summit (GTS) on March 26, 2014, at the Cobb Galleria Centre.
TAG’S Top 40 Awards recognize Georgia-based technology companies for their innovation, financial impact and efforts at spreading awareness of Georgia’s technology initiatives throughout the U.S. and globally.
“The 2014 Top 40 finalists are an elite group of innovators who represent the very best of Georgia’s technology community,” said Tino Mantella, president & CEO of TAG. “These companies are shining examples of what makes our state such a hotbed for technology and we applaud them for standing out as leaders in Georgia’s technology community.”
Internap Meets Performance and Cost Demands of Big Data with Bare-Metal Cloud
As demand increases for big data applications that can deliver real-time, strategic insights from consumer and market analytics, more organizations are seeking to host these workloads in the public cloud. However, big data and other computationally-intensive applications often require higher levels of performance than traditional virtualized cloud can provide. Despite the benefits, such as usage-based billing and on-demand server provisioning, performance can suffer as a result of the multi-tenancy inherent in virtualized public cloud models. In fact, a recent survey found that the top challenges of organizations hosting big data applications in the cloud were performance and cost-at-scale.
To address these pain points, Internap offers a bare-metal cloud service, a unique non-virtualized public cloud environment that more effectively supports the growth of big data and other performance-sensitive applications. Combining the dedicated processing power and speed of single-tenant servers with the on-demand provisioning and pay-as-you-go pricing typically associated with virtualized public cloud, Internap’s bare-metal cloud ensures consistently high performance levels and improved cost-efficiency for distributed, large-scale application environments.
“We are honored to be recognized as one of TAG’s 2014 Georgia technology leaders for our cloud and infrastructure innovations that are enhancing Atlanta’s reputation as a national technology hub,” said Mandira Mehra, senior vice president of marketing at Internap. “The price-performance benefits of our bare-metal cloud are helping to fuel the growth of some of today’s most groundbreaking applications both locally and worldwide.”
The 2014 Georgia Technology Summit is expected to draw a crowd of more than 1,300 C-level executives, entrepreneurs, technology professionals and academia to celebrate and recognize Georgia’s technology community. In addition to presentations from some of the top technology influencers in the nation, the newest member of the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia will be inducted.
About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 22,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/ Middle Georgia and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.
TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 34 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.TAGthink.com. To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit http://www.tagedonline.org/.
Internap is the high-performance Internet infrastructure provider that powers the applications shaping the way we live, work and play. Our hybrid infrastructure delivers performance without compromise – blending virtual and bare-metal cloud, hosting and colocation services across a global network of data centers, optimized from the application to the end user and backed by rock-solid customer support and a 100% uptime guarantee. Since 1996, the most innovative companies have relied on Internap to make their applications faster and more scalable. For more information, visit www.internap.com.
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