Internap Network Services (NASDAQ:INAP, news, filings) seems to be making a bid to further expand its customer focus. The colocation and transit specialist has historically been most visible serving the niche of smaller web-centric enterprises for whom connectivity is everything. Today they are highlighting the addition of two more traditional retailers to their customer rolls.
Vermont Teddy Bear is using their full suite of colo, IP, and CDN services to power their online presence of their business. In addition to the teddy bears, they also sell pajama-grams and flowers via phone and catalog and of course via the web. Meanwhile, National Vision has signed on for a similar package of colo, IP, and CDN to consolidate its ecommerce infrastructure. That includes both their existing underpowered data center and the assets they acquired along with AC Lens. Unlike Vermont Teddy Bear, NVI is primarily a bricks and mortar business with 700 retail locations nationwide.
After Internap purchased its CDN business a few years back, things went sour for a while. It's nice to see that unit having a positive impact once again alongside the company's rejuvenated data center focus.
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