Internap Expands Again in Seattle

Internap (INAP) plans to add approximately 20,000 square feet to its Seattle data center real estate, marking its second expansion in six months in the Seattle market. Citing strong customer demand, Internap will lease space from Sabey Corporation at its Intergate data center in Tukwila, just outside Seattle. The deal includes an option to expand furtehr into an additional 30,000 square feet of contiguous data center space. The expansion increases Internap’s Seattle-area colocation footprint by 50 percent, and builds on an August expansion at Internap’s facility at Fisher Plaza in downtown Seattle. Completion is expected in June of 2007.

“This initiative is part of a strategic plan to enhance our data center offerings in key markets,” said James P. DeBlasio, chief executive officer of Internap. “With this expansion at Sabey, Internap now has its eighth managed facility, which demonstrates our commitment to serving our customers.”

For high power density customer implementations, the new Seattle infrastructure will support up to 150 watts per square foot. The expansion also supports increased access to the Internap Performance IP, a premium Internet connectivity service, which includes up to 10 gigabits per second handoffs for customers deploying next-generation applications such as video and rich media. Nearly all customers located in Internap data centers purchase the Performance IP service.

In 2006 Internap announced data center expansions in Boston, New York, Los Angeles and Toronto to meet additional demand in those markets. The company currently has equipment installed in 39 managed and partner data centers, serving customers ranging in size from small start-ups to enterprises, including Digital Insight, Fry Multimedia, FX Alliance and Grisoft SRO, among others.

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.