ATLANTA, March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Internap Network Services Corporation (Nasdaq: INAP), a global provider of end-to-end Internet business products and services, today announced the planned opening of a new data center in Santa Clara, California and the expansion of its data center in Houston. These facilities will allow enterprise customers in key markets to utilize Internap's growing footprint of colocation services as they continue to move more data, applications and operations online.
The new Santa Clara facility adds 27,000 square feet of net sellable footprint and offers a power density that scales with increasing customer IT demands. The higher power density is well suited to meet the demands of the high-technology industries across Northern California, including Silicon Valley. The Houston facility will add 5,000 square feet of net sellable space to Internap's existing facility, with the ability to expand further to meet future customer needs.
Both data centers will be operated and staffed by Internap, with 24x7 technical support. Each facility will use best-in-class equipment, power and cooling systems and utilize green data center best practices to minimize energy consumption and environmental impact, along with SAS 70 Type II compliance practices, similar to the rest of Internap's company-controlled data centers. Both the Santa Clara facility and the Houston expansion are expected to be online in the third quarter of 2010.
"The new Santa Clara facility and the Houston expansion are examples of our corporate strategy to grow our company-controlled data centers in key regions and markets," said Mike Higgins, senior vice president of Data Center Services at Internap. "Santa Clara is one of the highest utilization markets in North America according to Tier1 Research. The addition of Santa Clara opens up our sixth North American market, and further expands our company-controlled data center capabilities into a market where historically Internap has had strong colocation sales activities."
The combination of both facilities adds 32,000 net sellable square feet for an expected $28 million of capex. Internap plans to bring 19,000 square feet of this space online in the third quarter of 2010 in order to meet current customer demand.
Internap offers a comprehensive set of data center services, ranging from colocation to managed hosting, which allow customers to deliver and store content and data on a reliable and scalable technology infrastructure. Customers can also easily access Internap's high-performance IP network and Content Delivery Network (CDN) from their worldwide locations. Internap's IP network, CDN and data center services utilize the company's patented Managed Internet Route Optimizer™ (MIRO) technology, which analyzes network performance characteristics – such as available bandwidth, delays and packet loss – in real time and ensures that Internet traffic is routed over the best path 100% of the time.
Internap is a leading Internet products and services company that provides The Ultimate Online Experience® by managing, delivering and distributing applications and content with 100 percent performance and reliability. With a global platform of data centers, managed Internet services and a content delivery network (CDN), Internap frees its customers to innovate, improve service levels, and lower the cost of IT operations. Thousands of companies across the globe trust Internap to help them achieve their Internet business goals. For more information, visit http://www.internap.com.
Internap "Safe Harbor" Statement
This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include statements related to Internap's expansion of data center capacity, including expected benefits to customers, timing and costs. Because such statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause Internap's actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These factors include Internap's ability to achieve or sustain profitability; its ability to expand margins and drive higher returns on investment; its ability to maintain current customers and obtain new ones; its ability to respond successfully to technological change and the resulting competition; 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 its network operations centers, data centers, network access points or computer systems; its ability to provide or improve Internet infrastructure services to our customers; and its ability to protect its intellectual property, as well as other factors discussed in Internap's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Internap undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement for any reason.
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