Internap Network Services Corporation will hold an open house at its new data center at 1221 Coit Road, Plano, TX, on Thursday, December 15, 2011 from 4 to p.m. to 7 p.m. (CST). The event will include a special guest appearance by Roger Staubach, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and Heisman trophy winner, and current executive chairman—Americas at global real estate services firm Jones Lang LaSalle.

In addition to featuring special guest Staubach, Internap’s open house event will give attendees the opportunity to meet Internap executives, network with IT peers and view the facility’s advanced design and services through onsite tours. For a virtual tour of the facility, visit

“The new Internap DFW facility has been designed from the ground up to serve the advanced IT Infrastructure demands of enterprises in the DFW area and beyond—from its flexible, high-performance platform that can scale on demand with customers’ business needs to cutting-edge power and cooling capabilities,” said Mike Higgins, senior vice president of data center services at Internap. “With this opening, Internap also continues to deliver on our strategy to build a geographically-diverse footprint of premium, company-owned data centers in key markets.”

 The demand for data center space in DFW is expected to outpace supply through 2013, according to analyst firm Tier1 Research, Internap’s state-of-the-art facility will serve the area’s diverse range of enterprises with 55,000 sq ft of net-sellable floor space. Designed to offer maximum flexibility and performance for customers, the new data center will provide access to Internap’s flexible platform of IT Infrastructure services, including managed hosting and colocation, as well as its global, route-optimized Performance IP service, backed by a 100 percent uptime Service Level Agreement (SLA).

Internap’s new DFW facility also features:

· Concurrently maintainable, high-density design, including modular power with configurations of up to 12kW per rack, allowing customers to increase power densities on demand without the need to utilize additional space.

· Green design and operational practices to dramatically minimize energy consumption; submitted for certification consideration for LEED, Green Globes, and Energy Star.

· Full range of customer amenities, including conference rooms, technical space, private offices, full-service lounges with DirecTV, Xbox, multiple vending options and storage areas.

· Convenient access to airport and major highways; carrier diversity; and dedicated engineers and support staff onsite 24/7 for proactive monitoring and resolving issues in real time.