Internap teams with Equinix to expand cloud services

Networks Asia staff
06 May 2016
Daily News

Equinix has added Internap Corporation, a provider of high-performance Internet infrastructure services, to the Equinix Channel Partner Program as well as the Equinix Cloud Exchange.

As part of this partnership, Internap will be offering its China Performance IP service via Equinix data centers in Hong Kong. China Performance IP leverages Internap’s patented Managed Internet Route Optimizer (MIRO) technology to identify the fastest route into China across multiple carriers.

By offering this solution via Platform Equinix, Internap is able to deliver latency improvements of two to ten times over traditional IP.

With more than 688 million internet users (according to a China Internet Development Statistics report), China has more than double the amount of users than the United States. Companies doing business in this burgeoning region face a significant problem in ensuring how to deliver applications to this vast audience in a high-performing, low-latency manner.

Specifically, performance-sensitive applications – including those common to e-commerce, ad tech and financial services industries – can face numerous technological hurdles. Without a direct connection into mainland China, latency issues will arise.

By partnering with Equinix, Internap aims to address these issues and provides its customers a low-latency solution via direct connection to multiple Chinese network service providers.

Internap will now also be joining the Equinix Channel Partner Program as a Gold Reseller.

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