Migration of TypeFrag’s North American voice infrastructure to Internap’s colocation and IP services provides superior communications for gamers
ATLANTA, April 1, 2010 — Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a global provider of end-to-end Internet business products and services, today announced that TypeFrag, a leader of hosted voice communication services for online gamers, is using Internap’s colocation facilities and route-optimized Performance IP™ network to deliver high-performance Voice over IP (VoIP) communications for its online gaming customers. TypeFrag has transitioned its entire North American voice infrastructure to Internap colocation centers with premier IP connectivity in eight U.S. cities – Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C. – to assure its gamers the highest-quality VoIP network with a 100% uptime service level agreement (SLA).
TypeFrag is the global leader in server hosting for Ventrilo, one of the most popular VoIP services for Internet gamers due to its ease-of-use and minimal impact on computer processing power. Connecting more than one million gamers around the world, TypeFrag was seeking to switch from its existing provider to one that could ensure the high availability and performance required for reliable voice communications among its base of always-connected gamers. After reviewing dozens of potential providers, TypeFrag selected Internap based on its global network of colocation facility platforms as well as the premium quality-of-service guarantees offered by its route-optimized IP transit services.
“The quality of our VoIP network is a key success factor for our business – and one that separates us from our competition – ensuring that our Internet gaming customers can reliably communicate with each other, regardless of location – with no downtime or voice delays – every time they sign on to play a game,” said David Grampa, founder of TypeFrag. “Internap has a proven history of top-tier customer service and industry-leading network performance, and since making the switch from our previous provider, we’ve had zero server downtime or business performance impacts due to network reliability. Knowing that we have the highest-performing network for availability and reliability that is also backed by Internap’s SLA allows us to focus on growing our business versus managing the network.”
Internap’s data center offering provides colocation and managed hosting services, including managed servers and storage, premium reliability, green technologies and processes, advanced monitoring, 24/7 live customer support and its Performance IP service, available at more than 70 locations globally. Performance IP leverages Internap’s patented Managed Internet Route Optimizer™ (MIRO) network optimization technology, which selects the best path for Internet traffic by analyzing network characteristics like latency, packet loss and route stability and is backed by a 100% performance SLA.
“As more industries such as online gaming move to Software-as-a-Service and cloud-based delivery models, the quality of the underlying network that supports these applications and services is becoming the critical link for business performance and therefore a core business differentiator,” said Peter Evans, senior vice president of marketing at Internap. “Internap is in the unique position of helping enterprises deliver on the promise of these emerging network environments with the unmatched combination of its global colocation facilities and its service level agreements for network traffic.”
TypeFrag is the industry leader of hosted voice communication services for online computer gamers. Connecting over one million gamers worldwide, TypeFrag is the world’s largest provider of Ventrilo VoIP hosting services. With industry-leading uptime, crystal-clear sound, and unrivaled customer support, TypeFrag provides its customers the ultimate in online voice communications. For more information, visit www.typefrag.com.
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.
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