Internap Expands Seattle Colocation
ATLANTA, GA - February 6, 2006 - Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a leading provider of performance-based routing solutions over the Internet, today announced plans to add approximately 20,000 square feet to its Seattle data center real estate. Internap will lease the space from Sabey Corporation at its Intergate data center just outside Seattle, with a lease option that also includes an additional 30,000 square feet of contiguous data center inventory. The expansion increases the Internap Seattle colocation footprint by approximately 50% and helps the company meet strong customer demand for reliable, secure data center services. Completion is expected in June of 2007.
Infrastructure plans will allow Internap to provide a maximum amount of power, redundancy and security. For high power density customer implementations, the Seattle infrastructure will support up to 150 watts per square foot, which represents roughly a 50% increase over the design specifications of most data centers built over the past decade. The Seattle expansion also supports increased access to the Internap Performance IP(TM), a premium Internet connectivity service, which includes up to 10 gigabits per second handoffs for customers deploying next-generation applications such as video and rich media. Nearly all customers located in Internap data centers purchase the Performance IP service.
"This initiative is part of a strategic plan to enhance our data center offerings in key markets," said James P. DeBlasio, chief executive officer of Internap. "With this expansion at Sabey, Internap now has its eighth managed facility, which demonstrates our commitment to serving our customers."
Including Seattle, Internap currently has 39 managed and partner data centers, which serves customers ranging in size from small start-ups to enterprises, including Digital Insight, Fry Multimedia, FX Alliance and Grisoft SRO, among others.
Internap is a market leader of intelligent route control solutions that bring reliability, performance and security to the Internet. The company's patented and patent-pending technologies address the inherent weaknesses of the Internet, enabling enterprises to take full advantage of the benefits of deploying business-critical applications such as e-commerce, VoIP, and audio/video across IP networks. Internap currently serves more than 2,200 customers throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. For more information, please visit the company web site at www.internap.com .
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