Atlanta, Georgia – (via THE
HOSTING NEWS) – August 11, 2005 – Internap Network Services Corporation, a
leading provider of performance-based routing technology over the Internet, announced
today the availability of Frictionless Commerce’s applications hosted at the Internap
data center in Boston. Numerous customers of the Frictionless SRM software product
suite are now live in this facility.
Frictionless, a leading provider of Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) software,
established the new facility to fulfill the hosting requirements of its growing
number of clients. Customers of Frictionless SRM are deploying to a worldwide
user-base, supporting strategic initiatives such as global sourcing and enterprise-wide
Internap was chosen for its market leadership in intelligent route-control technology,
which provides a suite of high-performance IP solutions. The facility’s sophisticated
infrastructure enables enterprises to deploy business-critical applications securely
and seamlessly over the web. Internap monitors the Internet, measuring network
latency and packet loss over the major carriers and automatically adjusts Frictionless’
traffic to the optimal path. In turn, Frictionless’ customers can execute SRM
applications such as live reverse auctions and contract negotiations with 24×7
Wayne Haubner, Chief Technology Officer, Frictionless Commerce explained the relationship,
”Customer success is our primary objective. Managed hosting provides our
customers with the benefits of a secure, reliable and scalable foundation without
the associated investment in infrastructure and strain on internal IT resources.
Through this offering with Internap, our hosted customers are able to enhance
their software investment.”
The hosting facility provides customers with secure and scalable state-of-the-art
facilities. Customer data is safeguarded through a complete security program that
includes around-the-clock management and monitoring, real-time security intelligence,
and a 24×7 staff of security professionals. In addition, each customer is deployed
on dedicated instance of the Frictionless software with partitioned database schemas,
so that data is not co-mingled.
Dave Abrahamson, Executive Vice President of Global Sales, Internap commented,
”We’re pleased that Frictionless trusts Internap to provide access to secure
network connectivity for their mission-critical applications. Typically, Internet
routing defaults to the shortest path – without taking congestion or network failures
into account. Our unique network-based route optimization analyzes traffic on
every major Internet backbone, so our customers benefit from selection of the
fastest, most reliable path available.”
In addition to colocation and connectivity, Internap provides Content Delivery
Network (CDN) and security services through strategic partnerships with Akamai
and VeriSign respectively. Akamai services extend the effective reach of Frictionless
services and help them serve their growing global customer base, while VeriSign
security services complement the physical security of the data center and help
protect the Frictionless network. This combination of best-in-class technologies
enables the company’s mission of delivering the most complete and flexible suite
of modules available.
For further information on Frictionless Commerce please visit: www.frictionless.com.
To learn more about Internap please visit: www.internap.com.