Atlanta, Georgia – (The Hosting News) – July 30, 2007 – Internet performance network services company, Internap Network Services Corporation, has entered into a three-year business relationship with privately held data center facilities and managed services firm, Quality Technology Services (QualityTech).
Under terms of the agreement, Internap will be the preferred provider of content delivery network (CDN) services and the exclusive provider of IP connectivity services to all of QualityTech’s customers, including 350 recently acquired enterprise accounts. The contract represents revenues of approximately $15 million for value-added CDN and IP over the three-year term. This agreement is hoped to significantly strengthen Internap’s position as a leader in the Internet solutions category.
James P. DeBlasio, President and Chief Executive Officer of Internap remarked, ”This is one of the largest agreements in Internap’s history and another significant win in the CDN/IP space. QualityTech’s decision to select Internap for value-added Internet solutions validates our strategy of providing best-in-class, bundled solutions to meet the demands of enterprise customers. We are gratified that an increasing number of high quality service providers, like QualityTech, appreciate the highly differentiated approach inherent in Internap’s route optimized CDN and IP solutions. We look forward to providing the industry’s best service levels and technology solutions to QualityTech’s customers moving forward.”
Through Internap’s premium IP service, which uses Private Network Access Points (P-NAPs) to speed Internet traffic from one location to another, QualityTech’s customer traffic will avoid the congestion and bottlenecks of traditional single-carrier networks. The service includes proactive technical service and support – all backed by proactive Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for 100% uptime. Internap’s CDN is also the industry’s only global, high-capacity solution that takes advantage of this unique multi-carrier architecture. Both solutions benefit from Internap’s proprietary intelligent route control technology to ensure the consistent, reliable performance of mission-critical applications.
As part of the agreement, Internap will take down space in multiple QualityTech world-class data center facilities to help satisfy current and future market demand. QualityTech’s data centers feature industry-leading standards for security, environmental control and scalability. The infrastructure will support high power density deployments and is designed to provide maximum power and cooling up to 150 watts per square-foot. As a result, Internap can better meet the high power density needs of enterprises with increasingly complex applications, such as rich media and streaming video.
Mark Waddington, President of QualityTech remarked, ”With our recent growth, QualityTech was at a tipping point and needed to join forces with the right partner to enable our customers’ ability to reliably deploy mission-critical applications. As IP-based communications converge and the demand for networked services increases, our combined solution with Internap is a major step towards delivering the highest level of performance for our clients and supporting the unique requirements for emerging technologies such as streaming audio and video.”
QualityTech provides day-to-day IT operational support to improve operational efficiencies, mitigate risks and control costs associated with managing information technology infrastructure. Additional managed services, such as planning and consulting, configuration and implementation are also available to help meet IT requirements for deploying complex Internet applications. Both Internap and QualityTech will provide solutions to enterprises in industries ranging from financial services and e-commerce to gaming, media and entertainment.
Quality Technology Services (QualityTech) is a managed services and IT infrastructure company providing Managed Services, Data Center facilities, and Professional Services to businesses. Services are delivered via a national footprint of secure state-of-the-art Data Centers, a high-performance backbone and content delivery network, and an ITIL certified world-class services organization. QualityTech provides enterprises the ability to deploy, manage and scale their mission-critical IT operations for optimum performance and cost-efficiency.
Internap is an intelligent route control solution, developed to provide reliability, performance and security to the Internet, as well as a global integrated content delivery service, designed to enable businesses to stream digital media over the Internet. The company provides patented and patent-pending technologies that address the inherent weaknesses of the Internet, to enable enterprises to deploy business-critical applications such as e-commerce, VoIP, and audio/video across IP networks. The company provides additional solutions, including video and audio streaming, advertising placement, reporting and analysis, live event broadcasting, media asset management, integrated web hosting and consulting services. Internap currently serves more than 3,000 customers throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
For more information about Quality Technology Services, please visit: www.qualitytech.com.
To learn more about Internap, please visit: www.internap.com.