November 6, 2008

ThePort Selects Internap for IP Networking and Data Center Collocation

ThePort Network, a provider of social media solutions, has selected Internap Network Services' Performance IP networking services and data center colocation to support its applications and websites.

As a result of Internap's reliable, secure and scalable solutions, ThePort is able to expand its social media platform and meet the needs of its growing customer base, said Internap.

Internap's Performance IP and data center colocation solutions offer an integrated application hosting platform with a 100% performance service level agreement. The platform is based on patented software technology called Managed Internet Route Optimizer (MIRO), a global network of private network access points and 44 data center locations around the world. MIRO and the P-NAPs monitor the performance of internet backbones and automatically select the best path for data to travel, thus providing a high-performance internet platform for running business-critical websites and applications, added Internap.

Bob Cramer, CEO and co-founder of ThePort Network, said: "Internap delivers premier networking and data center solutions to support our socially enabled online communities. It is clearly integrated into the ongoing success of our business and gives us the scalability we need to add new customers with confidence."

Tim Sullivan, chief technology officer of Internap, said: "Social networking communities require 100% performance and reliability, and the combination of ThePort applications and Internap network and data center solutions does exactly that. We are pleased to provide the technology infrastructure for ThePort's fully hosted, powerful and highly scalable platform that integrates social media into any existing website."