InterNap to Expand 11 P-NAP Centers
May 11th, 2006 By: Rich Miller
As expected, routing solutions provider Internap Network Services said today that it will upgrade eleven of its Private Network Access Point (P-NAP) locations to address customer’s growing capacity needs in key markets. In addition to the recent completion of its first 10 Gigabit (10G) based P-NAP re-architecture in San Jose, additional upgrades are targeted in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington DC.
Internap’s P-NAP infrastructure features proprietary route control software, which continuously monitors and redirects customer traffic across up to eight major backbones to optimize performance. As a result, Internap is able to offer 100 percent uptime and overcome various problems that may halt or degrade the performance of real-time Internet applications.
“We believe that now is the time to improve our infrastructure while positioning Internap to reach a new level of performance and maximize our return in multiple markets,” said James P. DeBlasio, chief executive officer, Internap. “Building upon our market-leading IP network with speed and flawless execution is a vital step in meeting growing customer demands.”
During the first quarter of this year, Internap experienced continued acceleration in customer traffic growth. With quarter over quarter traffic growth of 25% and evidence of continued demand, Internap’s P-NAP operational investments will add significant scale to the Internap network. The plan will increase each P-NAP’s total capacity and, in some cases, more than triple existing capacity while providing a modular approach to expansion. Implementation is expected to span through the third quarter with a staggered schedule of markets coming on-line through the remainder of the year.
Internap’s enabling enterprises to deploy business-critical applications such as e-commerce, Voice-over-IP (VoIP), video-conferencing and streaming audio/video across IP networks. 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.