Internap`s patented technology increases site reliability, maximizes performance for IT products and services for top e-retailer
ATLANTA, GA - (February 22, 2008) - Internap Network Services Corporation(NASDAQ: INAP), a global provider of end-to-end Internet business solutions, announced today that PC Universe (OTCBB: PCUV) has adopted Internap`s Performance IP(tm) network and data center colocation services to enhance its customers` online experience. A leading direct marketer and value-added reseller (VAR), PC Universe offers approximately 250,000 IT and consumer products from over 700 manufacturers, and provides professional technical services, such as networking design and installation.
Using Internap`s Performance IP and colocation services, PC Universe will be able to take full advantage of the convenience and flexibility of the Internet to seamlessly and reliably connect with its customer base. A rapidly growing company that realized a 35 percent year over year sales increase from 2006 to 2007, PC Universe started as a catalog-based company and evolved into an online reseller that focused primarily on small-to-medium-size businesses. Today, PC Universe sells to US-based Fortune 500 companies, consumers and schools through its e-commerce engine and dedicated sales force.
"As a rapidly growing e-commerce company, it`s critical we invest in our infrastructure to provide our customers with the best online experience possible," said Josh Spranger, chief technology officer at PC Universe. "PC Universe`s transformation over the years to an online sales engine for some of the most in-demand products and services requires us to form partnerships with technology providers we can trust implicitly. We chose Internap because its reliable technology guarantees a high-quality online experience for our customers and optimizes our ability to successfully conduct business over the Internet."
Internap`s high-performance IP solutions for business-critical applications, including its patented route-management technology and industry-leading service level guarantees, provide 100 percent Internet availability. They enable customers to bypass congestion points and avoid other difficulties that plague conventional Web connectivity. The company`s carrier-class colocation facilities include modular space, power and cooling, and customized cabinets to suit the needs of high growth companies and ensure fast deployment. As a result, customers like PC Universe enjoy a fast, automated and reliable application and data delivery solution.
"PC Universe has become the IT reseller and technology consultant of choice for Fortune 500 companies wanting the best solutions and advice to help continue their success," said Tim Sullivan, chief technology officer at Internap "PC Universe`s recognition by Internet Retailer as one of the hottest places on the Web, along with their broad product offering and exceptional customer service, make it easy to see why shoppers have been returning to their site for more than a decade. PC Universe is the type of online business with whom we often find ourselves aligning, and Internap is proud to offer the reliable, secure e-commerce experience their customers have come to expect."
About PC Universe, Inc.
PC Universe, Inc. operates as an online value-added reseller (Online VAR) of name brand information technology (IT) products and services. The company offers approximately 250,000 IT products from over 700 manufacturers, including desktops and servers, hard drives, ink and toners, monitors and LCDs, networking products, notebooks, printers, and software products. The company also provides professional technical services, such as networking design and installation. PCUniverse.com is ranked by Internet Retailer magazine as one of the Top 500 retail sites on the Internet. PC Universe, Inc. is based in Boca Raton, Florida. For more information on PC Universe, please visit www.pcuniverse.com.
Internap is a leading Internet solutions company that provides The Ultimate Online Experience(tm) by managing, delivering and distributing applications and content with unsurpassed performance and reliability. With a global platform of data centers, managed Internet services, a content delivery network (CDN) and content monetization services, Internap frees its customers to innovate their business and create new revenue opportunities.
More than 3,500 companies across the globe trust Internap to help them achieve their Internet business goals. For more information, visit www.internap.com.
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