Gigenet Adds Internap Flow Control
Network solutions company Internap (www.internap.com) announced today that managed dedicated hosting provider Gigenet (www.gigenet.com) is using its Flow Control Platform to optimize network services for its hosting customers.
According to Internap’s announcement, Gigenet was founded in 2003 and provides manage hosting for customers ranging from small businesses to fortune 500 companies and professional sports teams. It has reportedly seen triple-digit growth every year since its launch, a success that it attributes to its 100 percent uptime guarantee, its web-based service portal and its server configurations and attached services.
Internap says the FCP is “the foundation of a significant network upgrade” that is increasing capacity and reliability for Gigenet customers.
The front page of Gigenet’s website (which, design-wise, seems to suggest the company is taking at least a few cues from Rackspace) includes a prominent promotion of the network optimization using the FCP.
“Our customers tell us that network performance and reliability are key differentiators when evaluating managed hosting providers and with the Internap FCP, we are able to deliver on both fronts while lowering our costs,” says Gigenet VP Derek Raines, quoted in the press release. “FCP is like having a team of network engineers that are always on. We use FCP to manage bandwidth with multiple carriers, monitor and track packet loss, jitter, and latency, and proactively adjust network paths to deliver superior IP network connectivity. For example, we have an IP TV customer that does live streaming from sources in Korea. Before moving to Gigenet, they were experiencing service outages due to network latency. We installed the Internap FCP and now their service runs with 100 percent reliability.”
According to Internap, the FCP operates by proactively monitoring network connections, analyzing performance and dynamically routing traffic to optimize performance and cost. The company says FCP can improve performance by 25-50 percent, and ensure uptime in the event of a carrier outage.
Gigenet, says Internap, has made FCP an integral part of its entire network infrastructure, contributing to its networking, colocation, content delivery, managed servers, storage and security services.