Dallas, Texas – (The Hosting News) – March 7, 2008 – Dedicated web hosting solutions firm, SoftLayer, has executed a 5-year, $40 million contract, with Internet solutions management company, Internap, to expand SoftLayer’s on-demand hosting platform.
The two companies will work together to enable businesses to operate ”serverless IT departments,” through real-time technology, network-within-the-network services, and automated installation, monitoring, and management tools.
Under the terms of the contract, Internap will deliver data center colocation, route-optimized IP networking, and content delivery network (CDN) services. These Internap services are hoped to expand SoftLayer’s on-demand hosting infrastructure to the Eastern United States and be seamlessly integrated with SoftLayer’s data centers in Dallas and Seattle.
Lance Crosby, Chief Executive Officer at SoftLayer noted, ”Internap and SoftLayer are bringing to the market a new, tightly coupled managed hosting model that is delivering enterprise-class, large-scale computing by the slice. With Internap we’ve been able to get to market faster and deliver higher quality solutions that our customers value and are core to their business operations. The combination of Internap’s world-class IP networking, data center colocation, and content delivery network (CDN) along with SoftLayer’s innovative product development, flexible deployment, and automation tools, creates and delivers the most advanced on-demand hosting services available today.”
SoftLayer’s network-within-a-network architecture implemented across its data centers, is designed to allow customers to replicate data, optimize application availability, and ensure business continuity. The SoftLayer customer portal, ondemand IP manager, and APIs (application programming interfaces) provide new levels of visibility and control to provision and manage IT infrastructure server and storage elements.
Additionally, Softlayer’s IP network connectivity, automated load balancing, server recovery, and storage and backup solutions provide customers the confidence that applications, data, and content will be available to drive business operations.
James P. DeBlasio, Chief Executive Officer at Internap commented, ”SoftLayer and Internap have rapidly and successfully deployed a powerful, on-demand hosting infrastructure to support enterprise applications, rich media, and online business. The demand for these services has been very strong and is driving us to expand the model across the United States leveraging InternapÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s network and data center solutions and SoftLayer’s innovative web hosting products, exceptional service delivery and automated operations. Together, we will be able to deliver a robust set of enterprise-class IT solutions to a broader marketplace than ever before.”
Since the company was founded in 1996, Internap has forged a unique, high-performance ecosystem for IT managed services backed by a 100% SLA. At the core of this ecosystem are Internap’s Performance IPTM network, content delivery network (CDN), and MIRO (Managed Internet Route Optimizer) technology that continuously monitors the performance of the Internet and automatically selects the best route. These network assets are seamlessly integrated with Internap’s data center space and high-density power systems to deliver a best-of-breed hosting and network service for applications, media content, data, and web transactions.
Internap is an Internet solutions company that provides The Ultimate Online Experience, by managing, delivering and distributing applications and content with unsurpassed performance and reliability. With a global platform of data centers, managed Internet services, a content delivery network (CDN) and content monetization services, Internap frees its customers to innovate their business and create new revenue opportunities. More than 3,500 companies across the globe trust Internap to help them achieve their Internet business goals.
Located in the INFOMART in Dallas, Texas, SoftLayer was formed in June 2005 by a team of industry executives seeking to deliver low cost next generation on-demand hosting services for the small to medium enterprise (SME). Utilizing proprietary software, coupled with the industry’s first network-within-a-network topology, the company delivers the power and control to securely manage IT environments while providing comprehensive scalability.
For more information about Internap, please visit: www.internap.com.
To learn more, please visit: www.softlayer.com.