Dallas—Jul. 16, 2010
Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a global provider of end-to-end Internet business solutions, today announced that SoftLayer, a rapidly growing and innovative supplier of on-demand hosting services, signed a 5-year $16 million contract with Internap to deliver data center and network services to power its utility hosting solution. Based on this Internap solution, SoftLayer will deliver hosting services to its clients using 10,000 servers installed in Internap’s Seattle data center and over 30-gigabits of Internap’s provisioned, high-performance IP networking at SoftLayer’s data center in Dallas and Internap’s data center in Seattle.
"Internap has been the most respected provider of enterprise networking services for the past decade," said Sean Charnock, vice president of business development at SoftLayer. "We have used Internap’s IP network service in our Dallas facility for the past two years and are excited to expand our Internap network services and add Internap's high-quality data center and management services as part of our hosting solution. We view Internap as a strategic partner as we continue our exponential growth pattern through 2008 and beyond."
SoftLayer is unique in the hosting industry in that it is making utility computing broadly available to enterprise clients via a massively scalable server architecture and "network-in-a-network" platform. The server architecture is designed to provide maximum power and space efficiency and expands easily to support integrated hosting solutions across data center facilities. The network-in-a-network design provides Internet bandwidth to support hosted applications and interconnectivity between data centers to enable server-to-server file transfer, load balancing, and business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR).
"SoftLayer’s unique solutions strategy is fueling their exponential growth," said James P. DeBlasio, chief executive officer at Internap. "They needed a network and data center partner they could trust to grow with them and we are pleased they selected Internap. This 5-year $16 million contract for network services and data center space enables SoftLayer’s innovative hosting solution today and is the platform to support their future growth."
Internap’s sophisticated route-optimization technology in combination with company’s networking expertise and resources were selected to power the SoftLayer hosting solution. Core to the Internap service is Internap’s Flow Control Platform (FCP) and patented route-optimization technology known as MIRO (Managed Internet Route OptimizerTM), which combine to provide a high-performance network and data center solution to SoftLayer. The result is enterprise customers of all sizes, and particularly small and mid-size organizations, are able to easily implement a SoftLayer hosting solution for their Web sites and business applications as part of a secure, efficient and environmentally efficient infrastructure.
SoftLayer’s hosting solution is expected to go live in December 2007 using two independent 10-gigabit high-performance IP network circuits from Internap in the company’s Seattle data center in addition to the 10-gigabit Internap circuit already installed at SoftLayer’s Dallas data center. Internap’s Seattle data center was designed for maximum security, redundancy, and power supporting up to 150 watts per square foot. Internap’s FCP technology and professional services deliver a highly-tuned network solution with automated route-optimization that selects the best Internet route based on performance and efficiency. In addition, Internap’s industry leading content delivery services can be easily added to the SoftLayer hosting solution to further increase the value delivered to its customers.
Headquartered in Dallas, SoftLayer is the innovation leader in Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed Hosting, and the largest private hosting company in the world. SoftLayer provides cloud, dedicated, and seamlessly integrated computing environments, with world-class data centers in Dallas, Houston, San Jose, Seattle, and Washington D.C., and network Points of Presence nationwide. The company integrates and automates all elements of its platform, empowering enterprises of any size with complete control, security, scalability, and ease-of-management via a leading Customer Portal and Open API. For more information, please visit www.softlayer.com or call 866.398.7638.