Internap’s scalable, high-performance private cloud service honored for innovative deployment with news media software company Digital Technology International

ATLANTA – February 17, 2012 – Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a provider of intelligent IT Infrastructure services, announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC), a global, integrated media company, has named Internap Private Cloud a recipient of the 2011 Cloud Computing Excellence Award presented by Cloud Computing Magazine. Internap is one of only 30 award winners out of more than 200 entries to be selected for innovation and progress in advancement of the cloud.

TMC recognized Internap’s private cloud service based on its deployment with Digital Technology International (DTI), a market-leading news media software company. DTI was looking to construct a private cloud service to support its transition from an on-premise software delivery model to a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery model. The cloud-based delivery model enables DTI’s news media customers to quickly and efficiently deliver premium content and advertising, as well as closely track audience data and manage circulation and billing. By delivering these services via private cloud, DTI is able to consistently improve these revenue-generating solutions to support their customers’ evolving online business models.

“Our decision to embrace a SaaS business model has given us, and our customers, a significant competitive edge in the rapidly changing news business,” said Steve Nilan, vice president of marketing, DTI. “It’s gratifying to be recognized for our private cloud strategy, and work with Internap, as an award-winning deployment.”

Internap’s high-performance private cloud service delivers:

  • A scalable cloud solution to accommodate growth requirements;
  • A secure, dedicated computing environment providing DTI and its customers with peace of mind that data is safe from hackers;
  • Physical infrastructure that provides the balance of computing and storage resources so DTI can make new features available faster without the hassle of procuring and managing new hardware;
  • Infrastructure redundancy that is tailored to the availability and costs required by DTI’s business model;
  • Built-in capacity management and infrastructure planning; and
  • A route-optimized, global network that ensures customer content and advertising is delivered over the fastest-performing Internet path – backed by a 100% uptime Service Level Agreement (SLA).

“We are honored to be recognized as a Cloud Computing Excellence Award winner, particularly since it highlights the success of one of our cloud customers, DTI,” said John Freimuth, vice president of managed hosting and cloud services at Internap. “DTI is an excellent example of the unmatched infrastructure flexibility, customization and performance that our private cloud can deliver to customers – ultimately ensuring a positive experience for end users.”

Internap’s private cloud service is part of Internap’s comprehensive, flexible portfolio of enterprise cloud solutions, which also includes VMware® and OpenStack-based public cloud compute and cloud storage services.

“Recognizing leaders in the advancement of cloud communications, TMC is proud to announce Internap as a recipient of the first Cloud Computing Excellence Award,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO of TMC. “Internap Private Cloud has demonstrated innovation as well as the ability to improve the cloud.”

The Cloud Computing Excellence Awards recognized the companies that have most effectively leveraged cloud computing in their efforts to bring new, differentiated offerings to market.

Winners of the Cloud Computing Excellence Award are published in the January 2012 issue of Cloud Computing Magazine.

About Internap
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.

About DTI
Digital Technology International (DTITM) is a global market leader in news media technology, circulation, content management and advertising solutions. The company’s unique technology and professional services help media organizations engage audiences by delivering targeted news, ads and entertainment. Whether onsite or via software-as-a-service (SaaS), DTI software helps customers generate new revenue, reduce costs, manage resources, and make more informed business decisions. Its solutions are successfully implemented at more than 1,000 news organizations around the globe.

About TMC
TMC, celebrating their 40th Anniversary in 2012, is a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person, and online. TMC publishes the Customer Interaction Solutions, target=”_blank”>INTERNET TELEPHONY, Next Gen Mobility and Cloud Computing (formerly InfoTECH Spotlight) magazines. TMCnet.com, which is read by two million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world’s leading B2B communications event. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events: 4G Wireless Evolution; M2M Evolution; Cloud Communications Expo; SIP Tutorial 2.0:Bringing SIP to the Web; Business Video Expo; Regulatory 2.0 Workshop; DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; CVx; AstriCon; StartupCamp; MSPAlliance MSPWorld and more. Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information. For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.

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Internap Media Contact
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TMC Contact
Jan Pierret
Marketing Manager
203.852.6800 ext. 228
jpierret@tmcnet.com