Internap Continues Expansion of Data Center Footprint With New High-Performance Facility in Los Angeles
- New facility demonstrates Internap's continued execution of strategy to build a geographically diversified platform of company-controlled data centers that deliver intelligent IT Infrastructure solutions
- Site will meet growing demand for premium colocation and route-optimized connectivity services
- Internap's presence will address supply shortage for Los Angeles colocation space
ATLANTA, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a provider of intelligent IT Infrastructure services, announced that it will open a new data center in Los Angeles to serve increased demand for premium colocation. This facility will be Internap's eleventh company-controlled facility in its eighth North American market and continues the company's strategy to build a geographically diversified platform of premium data centers serving customers' high-performance IT Infrastructure needs. The new Los Angeles facility will feature Internap's route-optimized Performance IP™ service and will deliver best-in-class performance and availability across a portfolio of enterprise IP, CDN, colocation, managed hosting and cloud services.
Located in the South Bay, just 6 miles from Los Angeles International Airport, Internap's new Los Angeles data center will include 55,000 square feet of premium net sellable data center footprint over time. The state-of-the-art facility will leverage modular designs and the latest power and cooling technologies to deliver power densities of up to 12 KW per cabinet to economically support long-term customer growth. The facility will minimize energy consumption and environmental impact through green data center practices such as a high-efficiency Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system, a cooling system that maximizes outside air for free cooling, reclaimed building materials and sustainable operational best practices. It will also feature a full range of customer amenities, including fully equipped office areas, technical workspaces, dedicated customer work environments and a full-service customer lounge. The first phase of approximately 15,000 net sellable square feet is expected to open in 2Q 2012.
"According to Tier 1 Research, the utilization of colocation space available in the Los Angeles area exceeds 90%," said Mike Higgins, senior vice president of data center services at Internap. "Explosive growth in demand from the city's media and entertainment, aerospace, technology, petroleum and finance industries has outstripped limited data center supply. With the addition of Los Angeles to our portfolio, Internap is able to provide these growing enterprises with data center space that can be tailored to their specific IT Infrastructure needs – from colocation, managed hosting and cloud services to high-performance enterprise IP and Content Delivery Network services – and can quickly scale to support their business growth requirements."
Underscoring the company's commitment to green data center objectives for efficiency and sustainability, Internap plans to submit the data center for Green Globes certification, LA County Green Building Standards compliance, LEED certification and an Energy Star rating.
About Internap Data Center Facilities
Internap's data centers offer a highly reliable and scalable IT Infrastructure to deliver and store content, data and applications. With more than 40% of Internap's company-controlled footprint deployed within the last three years, these facilities feature the latest innovations in data center design, including scalable power and cooling density and environmental efficiencies.
Customers can access Internap's Performance IP service, which connects to all of the major Internet backbones globally and leverages patented technology that analyzes network performance characteristics – such as available bandwidth, delays and packet loss – to ensure that Internet traffic is routed over the best path 100% of the time.
Along with SAS 70 Type II compliant practices, the facilities also offer multiple layers of security with 24/7 on-site technical support as well as proactive monitoring by engineers in Internap's redundant Network Operations Centers.
Internap provides intelligent IT Infrastructure services that enable our customers to focus on their core business, improve service levels, and lower the cost of IT operations. Our enterprise IP, CDN, colocation, managed hosting and cloud solutions are differentiated by unparalleled levels of performance, availability and support. Since 1996, thousands of businesses have entrusted Internap with the delivery and protection of their online applications. Transform your IT infrastructure into a competitive advantage with IT IQ from Internap. For more information, visit http://www.internap.com/, our blog at http://www.internap.com/blog, or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/internap.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include statements related to our expansion of company-controlled data center capacity, including expected features, benefits to our customers and timing as well as overall demand for data center space. Because such statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These factors include our ability to complete expansion of company-controlled data centers within the expected timeframe; our ability to sell into new data center space; the actual performance of our IT infrastructure services; our ability to respond successfully to technological change; the availability of services from Internet network service providers or network service providers providing network access loops and local loops on favorable terms, or at all; failure of third party suppliers to deliver their products and services on favorable terms, or at all; failures in our network operations centers, data centers, network access points or computer systems; our ability to provide or improve Internet infrastructure services to our customers; and our ability to protect our intellectual property, as well as other factors discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Given these risks and uncertainties, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify any forward-looking statement for any reason.