China has more than 688 million Internet users according to the most recent China Internet Development Statistics report, more than double the amount in the United States. Performance-sensitive Web-based applications – including those common to e-commerce, ad tech and financial services industries – can face numerous technological hurdles in accessing the world's largest population of Internet users. Without a direct connection into mainland China, latency issues will arise related to sub-optimal, international routing through neighboring countries, including Japan and Singapore. Options for minimizing this latency, such as making operational investments to establish a direct relationship with China telecom providers or setting up servers on the mainland, can be difficult to navigate, as well as time and cost-intensive. Internap's China Performance IP eliminates these barriers to low-latency, optimized connectivity into the mainland.
"Many technology companies interested in gaining high-speed access to China from abroad already have a presence in Hong Kong, the closest PoP to China, but simply being geographically close does not ensure a reliable, fast connection," said Steven Orchard, SVP and GM, data center and network services at Internap. "Companies routing through Hong Kong still face latency issues, but the time, effort and capital required to put in place a direct connection with telecom providers or open an office on the mainland often does not make business sense. With China Performance IP, our customers will gain the fastest possible access to China while continuing to run their operations from outside of the mainland."
China Performance IP is powered by Internap's MIRO technology, which enhances the Internet's default traffic routing system – Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) – by dynamically evaluating network characteristics including latency, packet loss and route stability to select the best route to a given destination.
China Performance IP is available immediately. More information can be found at: http://www.internap.com/network-services/china-performance-ip/.
Internap is the high-performance Internet infrastructure provider that powers the applications shaping the way we live, work and play. Our hybrid infrastructure delivers performance without compromise – blending virtual and bare-metal cloud, hosting and colocation services across a global network of data centers, optimized from the application to the end user and backed by rock-solid customer support and a 100% uptime guarantee. Since 1996, the most innovative companies have relied on Internap to make their applications faster and more scalable. For more information, visit www.internap.com.
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