Internap Corporation has announced that despite widespread flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston and the surrounding areas, INAP's Houston data center remains 100% operational for its entire product portfolio and the company has pledged resources toward the recovery efforts.
"Despite a reported 51 inches of rain in Houston and the surrounding areas, our data center remains dry and secure, with extra staff on hand to provide on-site, proactive support for our clients who are critically dependent on our services," said Corey Needles, INAP COLO's SVP and general manager.
INAP's Network Operations Center (NOC) continues to inspect and monitor the facilities and the services utilized by INAP customers. "There have been no network or utility interruptions at our facility," added Needles. "We've remained open for business and have facilitated a number of requests for customers who could not access the data center given the devastation caused by Harvey. Our network infrastructure has performed exceptionally well during this unprecedented event and we anticipate no problems for our current and future clients."
INAP has offered colocation and network services in Houston since 2000, expanding its data center space at its Fannin Street facility to meet increasing demand for its services. Not only is the company committed to providing clients with superior service from this location, they are also dedicated to supporting the city and local community. To that end, the company, through its corporate social responsibility efforts, has pledged support for people impacted by Hurricane Harvey through an employee fundraiser supplemented with a donation from the company. "We would like to help the people of Houston, including our own local employees. All donations will go directly to the recovery efforts being led by the American Red Cross," said Peter Aquino, president and CEO. "This is a devastating event for so many people and we are humbled to be able to contribute to the recovery."