The expansion is part
of the Atlanta-based company’s growth strategy and marks its entrance into the
Canadian market. Internap currently serves customers via international
locations in Hong Kong, London, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and multiple U.S.
Expected for completion in the fourth quarter of 2006, the new Toronto
P-NAP(R) will mirror the architecture used within the U.S., which utilizes a
unique model to intelligently direct traffic across multiple backbones for the
fastest and best performing route. Canadian customers will be able to
seamlessly connect to a P-NAP via local loop or cross-connect within the same
colocation space to gain access to Internap’s reliable and optimized IP
service to avoid congestion problems, performance degradations and outages.
Internap will enhance the Toronto P-NAP offering by providing proactive
technical support and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) that guarantee
performance 24x7x365. The company’s industry-leading SLAs include 100% network
availability across the public Internet, less than 45 milliseconds latency,
and less than 0.5 milliseconds jitter for customers within the U.S. The SLA
also includes less than 0.3% packet loss across all of its geographies.
“Given the opportunities presented by Canada’s evolving landscape, as
well as feedback from our existing customers, expanding our footprint into
Toronto was a natural progression in our operational plan,” said James P.
DeBlasio, chief executive officer, Internap. “With the increased need for
global networking, it is essential that Internap provide IP solutions that
foster collaboration, drive innovation and help businesses grow.”
Toronto serves as Canada’s leading business hub and is the home of more
nationally and internationally top-ranked companies than any other Canadian
city. Known as “Silicon Valley North,” Toronto also has a significant presence
within key Internap vertical markets such as retail, financial and high-tech
sectors. According to the comScore World Metrix, which measures global
Internet audience size and behavior, Canada was also among the top ten
countries ranked by average hours spent online per visitor for March 2006.