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DigitalGlobe Selects Internap to Deliver Global, High-Performance Access to Geospatial Imagery

Internap’s Performance IP™ premier connectivity and Managed Hosting ensure real-time access to DigitalGlobe’s earth imagery

Internap Network Services Corporation, a provider of end-to-end internet business products and services, announced that DigitalGlobe, a content provider of high-resolution earth imagery, is using Internap’s Managed Hosting and route-optimized Performance IP network to power DigitalGlobe’s web services offering. This solution enables rapid web access to DigitalGlobe’s collection of earth imagery delivered through three content distribution nodes in Colorado, Hong Kong and London.

DigitalGlobe’s constellation of industry-leading commercial high-resolution satellites and aerial network allows it to collect more than 500 million square kilometers of earth imagery every year. Leveraging Internap’s solutions, DigitalGlobe’s content can be integrated and embedded into geospatial applications for defense and intelligence used by civil governments and commercial customers across desktops, portals, intranets and mobile devices around the world. DigitalGlobe’s web services enable near real-time access to daily imagery collections required for advanced imagery based applications and provides developers the flexibility and robust feature set necessary to bring a real-world view into geospatial applications.

DigitalGlobe selected Internap based on its worldwide reach and technical expertise. Internap’s tailored solution enables the movement of large amounts of imagery data within seconds of transmission, significantly improving the speed of delivery across its route-optimized IP transit services to create next-generation data delivery. Working with Internap, DigitalGlobe is able to host massive amounts of geo-located data in Internap’s data centers to offer customers the ability to rapidly search and select purchased images and have these delivered “on demand,” with the highest level of network responsiveness and application performance transparency. Utilizing Internap’s Managed Hosting services eliminates the need for customers to download terabytes of data to their own data storage facilities and are effectively creating a flexible outsource model for increasing IT infrastructure requirements.

“DigitalGlobe is committed to continuing to lead the innovation within the geospatial industry to ensure our customers have the content they need, delivered easily and efficiently. Our relationship with Internap helped create a unique, game-changing global distribution solution that enables us to transfer huge amounts of data anywhere on the planet in seconds – an industry standard that no other provider can duplicate,” said Scott Hicar, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at DigitalGlobe. “The strength of Internap’s services in key global markets made it an obvious choice in our efforts to reduce latency. Together with Internap’s solutions, we are confident our customers, no matter where they are, will receive content – and thus valuable information and insight – more quickly and efficiently than previously possible.”

Internap’s integrated solutions leverage its patented Managed Internet Route Optimizer™ (MIRO) network optimization technology, which selects the best path for internet traffic by analyzing network characteristics like latency, packet loss and route stability. MIRO is backed by a 100 percent performance service level agreement. Internap’s Managed Hosting portfolio includes managed servers and managed storage along with data protection service, virtualization products, managed network products and advanced monitoring with 24/7 live customer support. With this service, customers retain control over the software applications and content on their server while Internap controls and manages the server hardware, operating system, space, power and bandwidth to provide the flexibility necessary for customers to deliver mission-critical business applications across the globe.

“As more and more organizations such as DigitalGlobe automate and advance their core business differentiators, the quality of the underlying network and integrated solutions that support these applications becomes paramount to business performance,” said Peter Evans, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Internap. “Internap is in the unique position of helping enterprises deliver on the promise of these emerging network environments to support their evolving value proposition with the unmatched combination of high-performance IP route optimization and Managed Hosting capabilities.”