Atlanta, Georgia – (The Hosting News) – June 30, 2006 – Developer of enterprise search technologies and solutions, Fast Search and Transfer, will expand its use of performance-based routing solutions provider, Internap Network Services Corporation’s bundled colocation and Performance IP services within Internap’s Boston data center.
According to the company, FAST Enterprise Search Platform is the only enterprise search platform that gives companies a single point of access to search, retrieve and analyze all enterprise information in real time, regardless of data format (voice, video and data), file type or location (via the internet, intranet, desktop or mobile devices). Based in Oslo, Norway, with US headquarters in Boston, FAST is a longstanding Internap customer and joins other leading search engine companies that rely on Internap intelligent route control technologies for reliable, optimized application performance.
Internap’s Performance IP service allows FAST’s customers and end-users to benefit from multiple high-speed connections up to eight top tier network service providers, via connection from the Internap Private Network Access Point/. Internap’s route control technology dynamically identifies the optimal path for all of FAST’s IP traffic flow from anywhere in the world. This enables FAST to avoid network congestion and outages, significantly enhancing site performance and uptime.
With 25 offices and four development centers in six continents, FAST’s products support nearly 80 different languages including Chinese, English, French, German, and Spanish with over 3500 installations, many at Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies. Through its ASP model, FAST’s real-time search and filter technology solutions provide the ”back end” search technology to some of the largest brands in the world. FAST’s expanded footprint in Internap’s secure data center is anticipated to lower the company’s risk of outage due to infrastructure failures or third party actions.
Internap’s service level agreements (SLAs) also help FAST consistently meet or exceed performance criteria such as query response and uptime, allowing an improved customer experience. FAST’s ability to guarantee delivery of data-on-demand is also crucial for many e-business applications, such as e-commerce, which is prone to spikes in traffic especially during the holiday season.
Bjorn Are Laukli, Senior Vice President, Solution and Customer Services of FAST commented, ”For over two years, Internap has proven itself as a valued technology provider by enabling FAST’s ability to provide guaranteed network availability to our enterprise customers and thus keep end-user satisfaction high. As we continue to redefine the market standard for secure, scalable and flexible real-time search solutions, we are confident that Internap will continue to help us meet the distribution requirements of our key and emerging vertical sectors.”
David Abrahamson, Vice President of Global Sales of Internap added, ”Internap strives to be a truly different type of technology partner by helping companies, like FAST, break down barriers between content and the ability to access that content. We’re pleased that FAST has selected Internap to help deliver the highest quality of service to its Internet and enterprise customers while meeting the demands of some of the world’s most complex search problems.”
Internap provides intelligent route control solutions designed to bring reliability, performance and security to the Internet. The company’s patented and patent-pending technologies address the inherent weaknesses of the Internet, enabling enterprises to take full advantage of the benefits of deploying business-critical applications such as e-commerce, Voice-over-IP (VoIP), video-conferencing and streaming audio/video across the Internet. Through a portfolio of high-performance IP and WAN optimization solutions, customers can bypass congestion points, overcome routing inefficiencies and optimize performance of applications.
Internap solutions are backed by an industry-leading performance guarantee that covers the Internet as opposed to just one network. These offerings include: network- and premise-based route optimization solutions, colocation, VPN, content distribution and managed security services. Internap currently serves more than 2,100 customers, including Fortune 1000 and mid-tier enterprises in the financial services, government, travel/hospitality, manufacturing, media/entertainment, technology and retail industries. The company provides services throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
To learn more, please visit: www.internap.com.