Internap Network Services (IIP) will expand its data center in Seattle, the company said Wednesday. The announcement comes on the heels of additional build-outs in Boston, New York, Los Angeles and Toronto to meet additional demand in those markets. Completion of the Seattle expansion is expected in early 2007. The project will include enhancements to Internap's data center infrastructure, and a dedicated network operations center and sales team.
"This expansion allows us to accommodate the market's growth by offering the best possible environment for providing high-value Internet connectivity," said James P. DeBlasio, chief executive officer of Internap. "I believe customers value our flexible approach to colocation and find that it complements our premium IP and route optimization services."
Internap cited projections from Gartner that the North American hosted and managed colocation services will experience 14.8 percent and 16.4 percent growth respectively, during the next 12 months. Market drivers include voice and data convergence, as well as the increase of virtualized operating systems that will require optimization through the network, among others.