Internap to Expand in Boston, New York

Network services provider Internap (IIP) announced today that it will expand its Boston and New York data center facilities to accommodate growing customer demand in those markets. Completion of both build-outs is expected before the end of the year.

“These strategic investments help strengthen Internap’s core IP portfolio and allow us to effectively optimize our existing real estate without incurring the level of substantial capital expenditures required for traditional greenfield builds,” said James P. DeBlasio, chief executive officer of Internap. “The proposed plans let us quickly turn up additional space to meet the growing demands of our customers in Boston and New York, while offering them a cost-effective and high quality solution for data center services.”

DeBlasio said the growing migration to blade servers, which increases computing power density, was also a driver in Internap’s need to expand in key markets.

Including its Boston and New York facilities, Internap currently operates and manages seven data centers with additional locations in Atlanta, Houston, and Seattle. The company also offers space in 23 additional facilities operated by strategic partners across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pac.

Internap provides intelligent route control solutions that help enterprises take full advantage of business-critical applications such as e-commerce, Voice-over-IP (VoIP), video-conferencing and streaming audio/video across IP networks. Internap’s network helps customers 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.