Internap Offers P2P CDN

Company claims new levels of security, reliability, and business intelligence enable

November 2, 2007

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ATLANTA -- Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ:INAP), a global provider of end-to-end Internet business solutions, today launched an enterprise-grade peer-to-peer (P2P) access method for its world-class content delivery network (CDN). This new access method, which is planned to be generally available by the end of 2007, is designed to support high-quality delivery of large libraries of content that have a wide range of demand. The P2P service also complements Internap's industry-leading streaming services for Adobe Flash(TM) video and Windows Media(R). The result is a flexible and reliable CDN solution for business and government organizations that supports a broad range of content with new levels of security, reliability and business intelligence.

Internap co-developed the P2P access service with Pando Networks, a leading provider of managed P2P media distribution services. Using Pando's Video Booster, a highly efficient, thin client for streaming full-screen HD (high definition) video, Internap is able to achieve the resource efficiencies and cost savings of P2P networking through a client that runs securely and transparently in the background on the viewer's computer. This P2P access method can be a more efficient and cost-effective delivery option for long-form video and large-volume files such as electronic software delivery (ESD) and can be easily combined with Internap's delivery solutions for Adobe Flash(TM) video and Windows Media(R) files.

The seamless integration of Pando's Video Booster with Internap's proven CDN means that digital media owners and enterprise applications can now enjoy a secure and reliable CDN solution with multiple access methods and Internap's MediaConsole(R), a complete toolset for managing, packaging and reporting on streaming content. For those content owners seeking to monetize their media assets, Internap also offers a media asset manager, digital rights management (DRM) controls, credit card processing, a unique ad insertion service that dynamically links Web ads with video streams and radio Webcasts, and is jointly developing next-generation audio and video players with Microsoft based on their Silverlight(TM) platform, which Internap announced on September 12, 2007.

"In this new Web 2.0 world, the supply of and demand for large media objects like video, images and software downloads is exploding," said Daniel Golding, vice president and research director at Tier1 Research. "As we get more and bigger objects, the best CDNs should embrace peer-to-peer technology as part of their delivery options to maximize the value they offer to their clients."

Internap Network Services Corp. (Nasdaq: INAP)

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