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Internap's Public and Private Cloud Services Attain VMware vCloud® Powered Validation

Internap's VMware vCloud Powered private and public cloud services ensure security, flexibility and cost-efficiency

ATLANTA, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a provider of intelligent IT Infrastructure services, today announced its participation in the VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP) and that its public and private cloud services have achieved VMware vCloud Powered status. As part of the VMware partner ecosystem, Internap delivers public and private cloud services that are VMware vCloud Powered, providing enterprise customers with the benefits of VMware virtualization in a completely managed cloud environment.

VMware's vCloud initiative enables a powerful, easy-to-use set of cloud computing services that supports the largest set of existing applications, allowing Internap to drive down management and development costs and increase the flexibility of its cloud offerings. Customers can migrate and run virtualized applications on Internap's cloud platforms immediately, with the same level of security, availability and performance that is expected in an on-premise VMware environment.

"The VMware vCloud Powered program was developed to enable our service provider partners to differentiate themselves and help them bring their enterprise-class cloud services to market in this competitive landscape," said Don Schleicher, vice president, service providers, VMware. "We look forward to supporting Internap further as it delivers on the agility and performance customers are looking for in the cloud computing landscape."

Internap has brought two offerings to market using VMware's vCloud® Director.(TM) Internap's Virtual Private Cloud service allows customers to reserve compute, memory and storage resources with the flexibility to tailor each virtual machine instance to meet organizational needs. For completely on-demand usage with utility-based billing, Internap's Custom Public Cloud service allows customers to address fluctuating infrastructure requirements such as prototyping, testing and dynamic application scalability.

"Our cloud services are designed to meet the diverse requirements of enterprise customers today - with multiple public and private options, as well as different infrastructure platforms," said Paul Carmody, senior vice president of product management and business development at Internap. "Our VMware vCloud Powered services build on the choices we offer our customers and further differentiate our IT Infrastructure portfolio, which is backed by a performance-optimized network, global footprint and award-winning customer service."

About Internap

Internap provides intelligent IT Infrastructure services that enable our customers to focus on their core business, improve service levels, and lower the cost of IT operations. Our enterprise IP, CDN, colocation, managed hosting and cloud solutions are differentiated by unparalleled levels of performance, availability and support. Since 1996, thousands of businesses have entrusted Internap with the delivery and protection of their online applications. Transform your IT infrastructure into a competitive advantage with IT IQ from Internap. For more information, visit http://www.internap.com, our blog at http://www.internap.com/blog, or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/internap.

VMware, VMware vCloud and VMware vCloud Director are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies. The use of the word " partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include statements related to the features, functionality and performance of our IT Infrastructure services, including our Virtual Private Cloud and Custom Public Cloud services, and the benefits our customers are expected to receive from them. Because such statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These factors include the actual performance of our IT infrastructure services; our success in attracting and retaining key talent; our ability to respond successfully to technological change; the availability of services from Internet network service providers or network service providers providing network access loops and local loops on favorable terms, or at all; failure of third party suppliers to deliver their products and services on favorable terms, or at all; failures in our network operations centers, data centers, network access points or computer systems; our ability to provide or improve Internet infrastructure services to our customers; and our ability to protect our intellectual property, as well as other factors discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Given these risks and uncertainties, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify any forward-looking statement for any reason.

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