Internap to Colo With Quality Technologies
July 27th, 2007 By: Rich Miller
Quality Technology Services and Internap Network Services (INAP) have announced a three-year partnership in which Internap will lease space in Quality’s data centers and provide content delivery network (CDN) and IP connectivity services for QualityTech’s customers. The deal represents revenues of $15 million for Internap over the three-year term, while QualityTech gains a relationship with a major user of colocation space.
“This is one of the largest agreements in Internap’s history and another significant win in the CDN/IP space,” said James P. DeBlasio, president and chief executive officer of Internap. “QualityTech’s data centers, combined with Internap’s high-performance CDN/IP creates the industry’s most robust offering, and elevates QualityTech’s ability to provide a world-class bundled solution delivering the ultimate online experience to its customers.”
Quality Technologies provides managed hosting and data center services, including streaming video. The company expanded its data center footprint last year when it acquired a 960,000 square foot facility in Atlanta (where it already owned a 376,000 square foot data center), along with the U.S. hosting business of Globix.
Under the terms of the agreement, Internap will occupy space in QualityTech’s data center facilities throughout the country. Both Internap and QualityTech will provide solutions to enterprises in industries ranging from financial services and e-commerce to gaming, media and entertainment.
“Internap’s decision to select QualityTech’s data centers as a preferred provider for internet solutions strengths our position as a world-class IT infrastructure company offering innovative, implementable solutions,” said Mark Waddington president of QualityTech. “This partnership offers QualityTech’s Media Services Division a strategic advantage in the marketplace by providing customers with state-of-the-art technology solutions.”
Internap provides intelligent routing services that help bypass congestion points, overcome routing inefficiencies and optimize performance of applications including VoIP, video-conferencing and streaming audio and video. Internap has 43 global service delivery points to support its nine major CDN delivery points in Los Angeles, Seattle, Atlanta, Silicon Valley, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Amsterdam.