Internap Launches Marketing Relationship with IT Channel Group at LinuxWorld & NetworkWorld Canada Conference & Expo 2006
ATLANTA - April 25, 2006 -- Internap Network Services Corporation (AMEX: IIP), a leading provider of performance-based IP networking solutions, today at Network World Canada announced the launch of its strategic marketing relationship with IT Channel Group, a leading technology sales and marketing agency in Canada. IT Channel Group will support sales of Internap products via co-marketing efforts as well as business and channel development activities. Under the agreement, Internap expands its ability to reach a broad range of ISVs, value added resellers and distributors, consultants and systems integrators that are focused on providing solutions to help companies optimize the performance of their business-critical applications over IP networks.
Together the companies will promote Internap route optimization solutions, including the award-winning Internap(R) Flow Control Platform and the Flow Control Xcelerator (FCX), which help overcome application performance issues. The appliances are ideal solutions for companies across a variety of industries, such as retail, gaming, financial services and entertainment, which require faster, more reliable use of the Internet.
"Many potential resellers and partners are beginning to embrace the benefits of route-control and WAN optimization technology, but are unsure where to start," said David Abrahamson, vice president of global sales, Internap. "As business needs continue to converge around integrating the Internet into business processes, Internap is dedicated to working closely with IT Channel, not just on new customer acquisitions, but also to increase awareness of how route-control technologies can transform the Internet into a viable platform for businesses."
"Internap solutions are complementary to our existing portfolio and are ideal for IT Channels strategy to expand into a new, innovative IP territory," said Richard Bryer, IT Channel Group. "This agreement allows us to meet our existing client and partner needs faster and more effectively. We're excited about helping Canada's premier networking technology resellers connect their customers with leading route-control solutions by serving as the liaison to Internap product and services."
LinuxWorld & NetworkWorld Canada Conference & Expo 2006 is the number one marketplace for management and IT professionals to interact and learn about the newest applications and solutions and see demonstrations of leading information technology based products, services. The event zeros in on technology hot spots, security, network management, VOIP, and Internet services, among others. For more information About Internap and IT Channel, visit booth # 914 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centreon April 25th and 26th. Live demos featuring Internap route control and WAN optimization technologies will be available.
About IT Channel Group
IT Channel Group is Canada's premier National Agency providing outsourced Sales and Marketing services for U.S., Canadian and European companies in the Canadian Information Technology marketplace. IT Channel Group represents hardware and software vendors with solutions for the IT Security, Network Infrastructure and Thin Client computing markets who sell to the customer directly or through VAR's, System Integrators and other resellers
Partnering with IT Channel Group enables manufacturers to accelerate their revenue growth by expanding into the Canadian market without risk and without incurring the high cost of establishing a subsidiary, branch office or company representatives in a foreign country. For more information, see http://www.itchannelgroup.com
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, Voice-over-IP (VoIP), video-conferencing, and streaming audio/video across the Internet. Through a portfolio of high-performance IP and WAN optimization solutions, customers can bypass congestion points, overcome routing inefficiencies and optimize performance of their applications. Internap solutions are backed by an industry-leading performance guarantee that covers the Internet as opposed to just one network. These offerings include: network- and premise-based route optimization solutions, colocation, VPN, content distribution and managed security services.
Internap currently serves more than 2,100 customers, including Fortune 1000 and mid-tier enterprises in the financial services, government, travel/hospitality, manufacturing, media/entertainment, technology and retail industries. The company provides services throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. For more information, please visit the company website at www.internap.com.
Internap, Flow Control Platform and Flow Control Xcelerator are registered trademarks of Internap. All other trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.
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IT Channel Contact:
Richard Bryer (Canada)
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