Internap

March 16, 2005 09:14 ET

Internap, HyperTec Join Forces to Serve Canadian Business; Alliance to Deliver Highly Reliable, Redundant Internet-Based Solutions


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AMEX SYMBOL: IIP

MARCH 16, 2005 - 09:14 ET

Internap, HyperTec Join Forces to Serve Canadian
Business; Alliance to Deliver Highly Reliable,
Redundant Internet-Based Solutions

ATLANTA--(CCNMatthews - Mar 16, 2005) -

Internap Network Services Corporation (AMEX: IIP), the leading provider
of performance-based routing services over IP networks, announced today
it has entered into an alliance with Quebec-based HyperTec Systems,
Inc., one of Canada's top systems integrators and value added resellers,
to bring Internap's unique intelligent route management solutions to
companies throughout Canada.

In particular, the alliance will support HyperTec's Business Continuity
and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) strategy, which focuses on ensuring the
high availability and rapid restoration of vital business functions in
the event of an interruption to customers' computers, telecommunication
resources, user work areas and warehouses.

The two companies will participate in a variety of joint sales and
marketing efforts, including: sales training; technical sales;
engineering and support training; sales support and on-going
relationship management.

"Teaming with HyperTec is a key opportunity for Internap to continue to
offer our portfolio of advanced Internet and route optimization services
to a broader set of customers," said Gregory A. Peters, President and
Chief Executive Officer of Internap. "This move positions us to
demonstrate the value of our technologies in enabling critical
application functionality over IP networks."

"HyperTec's IT solutions focus on providing our customers with the
highest level of redundancy, failover protection, and availability at
the transport layer of these applications/solutions," said David Ahdoot,
President, HyperTec Group. "That's why we believe this partnership with
Internap will bring an unmatched level of Internet performance to our
customers and enhance our business continuity services."

With a population of 32 million and a gross domestic product of
U.S.$1.01 trillion in 2004, Canada is the world's ninth largest market.
HyperTec serves a variety of markets across Canada, including federal,
provincial and municipal governments; school boards, healthcare,
financial, legal and professional institutions.

The Internap multi-carrier intelligent routing technology, which uses
the Internap Flow Control Platform (FCP) and Private Network Access
Points (P-NAPs) to speed Internet traffic from one location to another,
allows customer traffic to avoid the congestion and bottlenecks of
traditional single-carrier networks. The Internap P-NAPs connect
directly to the Internet backbones of multiple carriers in major cities
throughout North America, the Asia-Pacific Rim and the UK, while FCP
devices extend route control solutions to the customer's premise.

Internap offers a broad portfolio of advanced, multi-network solutions
for IP connectivity, data services, content distribution, managed
security, and managed virtual private networks (VPNs). In addition,
Internap also offers award-winning customer-premise equipment for
enterprises that wish to manage their own multi-carrier network. Through
its products and services, Internap has the technologies and expertise
to meet customers' IP networking needs.

About HyperTec Systems

Located in Saint-Laurent, Quebec, HyperTec Systems, Inc. is part of a
privately held group of vertically integrated companies with over 240
employees and regional offices in Ottawa, Quebec City, Chicoutimi,
Mississauga, and Calgary. The company offers design, development,
distribution of brand-name computer products, after-sales service,
technical support, integration and the development of solutions.
HyperTec serves public and private sector clients across the country,
delivering products and services to a variety of industry sectors
including federal, provincial and municipal governments, school boards,
health care, financial, legal and professional institutions, and export.
For more information, visit the company's website at
www.hypertec-group.com.

About Internap

Internap is the market leader of intelligent route-control solutions
that bring reliability, performance and security to the Internet. The
company's patented and patent-pending technology address the inherent
weaknesses of the Internet, enabling enterprises to take full advantage
of the benefits of deploying business-critical applications such as
e-commerce, Voice over IP (VoIP), video-conferencing, and streaming
audio/video across the Internet. Through a portfolio of high-performance
IP solutions, customers can bypass congestion points, overcome routing
inefficiencies and optimize performance of their applications. Internap
solutions are backed by an industry-leading performance guarantee that
covers the entire Internet as opposed to just one network. These
offerings include: network- and premise-based route optimization
solutions, colocation, VPN, content distribution, managed security and
managed storage services.

Internap currently serves more than 1,900 customers including Fortune
1000 and mid-tier enterprises in the financial services, government;
travel/hospitality, manufacturing, media/entertainment, technology and
retail industries. The company provides services throughout the United
States, United Kingdom and Japan with service expansion to Sydney,
Singapore, and Hong Kong this spring. For more information, please visit
the company website at www.internap.com.

Internap and P-NAP are registered trademarks and Flow Control Platform
is a trademark of Internap. All other trademarks and brands are the
property of their respective owners.

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