Internap Network Services Corporation, a provider of global IT infrastructure services, has announced the opening of a new data center in the heart of Silicon Valley at 2151 Mission College Boulevard in Santa Clara, CA. The new company-controlled facility enables Internap to offer enterprise customers access to its premium colocation and route-optimized network connectivity services delivering best-in-class performance, availability and support. Internap is meeting growing customer demand for premium data center infrastructure and high-performance connectivity, particularly from online media firms and companies selling software-as-a-service, where downtime and latency are business critical issues.

To celebrate the opening, Internap will host an open house at the data center on November 17th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PST.

Internap's new data center includes 14,000 sq ft of net sellable space in Phase I, with plans for Phase II expansion to 27,000 sq ft. The data center provides flexible space and high-density power options, as well as primary and redundant systems for power, cooling and fire protection. These features enable customers' application or IT environment to scale with their business needs. Along with SAS 70 compliant practices utilized in Internap's other company-controlled data centers, the Santa Clara colocation facility incorporates multiple layers of security with 24/7 on-site technical support as well as monitoring by engineers in Internap's redundant Network Operations Centers.

Internap's new data center utilizes green data center practices to minimize energy consumption and environmental impact. Examples include a reflective white roof, high-efficiency Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system, a cooling tower system that uses recycled water, and reclaimed building materials. Underscoring the company's commitment to green data center objectives for efficiency and sustainability, Internap plans to submit the data center for Green Globes certification, California Green Building Code certification, LEED certification and an Energy Star rating.

"This facility highlights Internap's on-going initiatives to build out our company-controlled colocation footprint. Based on its concentration of technology, entertainment, renewable energy and web media companies, the Northern California market has always been one of the most connected and highly utilized areas of the country in terms of data center and Internet services," said Mike Higgins, senior vice president of data center services at Internap. "The new data center also enables us to create more strategic relationships with current IP customers in the area by delivering flexible and integrated business solutions from our own facility."

Internap offers a comprehensive set of IT infrastructure services, which allow customers to deliver and store content and data in 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, Managed Hosting, and Colocation services use the company's patented Managed Internet Route Optimizer (MIRO) technology. This technology 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 percent of the time.

The November 17th open house includes facility tours and a presentation on sustainability from Sandra Palumbo with the Yankee Group. Registration is required; for more information, please contact Chris Parsons