InterNap to Expand 11 P-NAP Centers

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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.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.