ATLANTA, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a provider of intelligent IT Infrastructure services, today announced that leading marketing data and analytics platform provider eXelate has selected Internap's highly scalable dedicated hosting services. eXelate, which already uses Internap's colocation and route-optimized IP services, chose to extend the relationship based on Internap's flexible platform and geographic reach. eXelate can now quickly and cost-effectively scale its hosting services using Internap's global footprint of high-performance IT Infrastructure services.
As the leading data and analytics engine powering optimal digital marketing decisions, eXelate required a cost-effective, scalable hosting solution to quickly expand its colocated infrastructure footprint. Internap didn't previously offer the "bare metal" services eXelate's engineering team required. However, with its acquisition of Voxel* in December 2011, Internap was able to provide eXelate with on-demand VoxSERVERs, the dedicated server offering built on top of Voxel's VoxSTRUCTURE automation platform.
The "bare metal" VoxSERVERs combine the performance, flexible configurations and reliability of a dedicated hosting environment with the billing flexibility of cloud servers. Now, eXelate can dynamically provision additional dedicated infrastructure across Internap's distributed data center footprint, placing high performance infrastructure near strategic customer markets, reducing the need for capital investments and contractual commitments previously required to scale its colocated footprint.
"As a satisfied Internap customer, we were very excited to learn that, through its acquisition of Voxel, we could add the dedicated hosting service we were looking for," said Elad Efraim, chief technology officer at eXelate. "The VoxSERVER solution -delivers the superior levels of scalability and performance that we have come to rely on with Internap's colocation and IP services, while allowing us to keep our costs low and more clearly align our IT spend to the consumption of our services in the marketplace. Additionally, Internap's global reach will allow us to align our IT Infrastructure build outs with the demands of our international client base."
Internap recently expanded its international portfolio, adding both physical VoxSERVERs and virtual VoxCLOUD servers in Amsterdam, building on its existing offering of colocation, IP services and CDN in Europe. The Amsterdam expansion follows Internap's aggressive data center and IP services growth over the past year, with new facility openings in Dallas and Santa Clara and the addition of a full range of public and private cloud services to its infrastructure services portfolio. Adding to the total momentum, Voxel recently opened a new VoxCLOUD hosting facility in San Jose and a new data center and dark fiber network in Singapore.
"Bringing the VoxSERVER platform to Europe underscores Internap's mission to deliver the highest levels of IT Infrastructure platform flexibility to enterprises globally," said John Freimuth, vice president of managed hosting and cloud services at Internap. "We're increasingly seeing customers like eXelate that want access to a diverse range of high-performance IT Infrastructure services on a single platform. Internap provides this flexibility today – from public and private cloud to dedicated and managed hosting to colocation and a performance-optimized IP network – at locations spanning three continents."
Internap provides intelligent IT Infrastructure services that combine unmatched performance and platform flexibility to enable our customers to focus on their core business, improve service levels and lower the cost of IT operations. Our unique trio of route-optimized enterprise IP, TCP acceleration and a global content delivery network improves website performance and delivers superior end-user experiences. Our scalable colocation, managed hosting, private cloud, public cloud and hybrid offerings provide enterprises the flexibility to adapt to changing business needs and future-proof their IT Infrastructure. Since 1996, thousands of companies have entrusted Internap with the protection and delivery 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.
Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include statements related to the performance of our IT Infrastructure services, including our dedicated hosting services, and the expected benefits to be received from them.. 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 the actual performance of our IT Infrastructure services; our ability to successfully integrate Voxel, including its products, services and employees, into our company; the reaction and behavior of customers and the market to our combined company; 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.