Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a provider of high-performance hosting services, today announced that mobile payments and analytics company Bango (AIM: BGO) is using Internap's colocation and Performance IP(TM) connectivity to ensure low latency and high availability for the seamless delivery of more than three billion mobile subscriber events each month.
Founded in 1999, Bango powers mobile payments for leading app stores, brands, publishers and developers across all devices, networks and connections worldwide. It is emerging as the de facto payment standard on the mobile web with customers such as Facebook, BlackBerry World, Windows Phone Store and Amazon. In addition, Bango delivers mobile analytics for leading content publishers, including CNN, Cartoon Network and EA Mobile, to measure the performance of mobile apps, mobile sites and mobile marketing campaigns. Bango now has active connections in 47 countries, including the leading mobile operators in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain and many more, extending Bango's reach to more than one billion mobile subscribers.
Latency is a key consideration for Bango, since it requires rapid payment transaction times to ensure the best end-user experience and meet customer service level agreements (SLAs). To achieve this, Bango has deployed Internap's patented Managed Internet Route Optimizer(TM) (MIRO) technology, part of its Performance IP connectivity service. MIRO provides automated route and web performance optimisation by constantly updating routing tables with the best-performing routes available. MIRO gathers data and dynamically responds with intelligent route adjustments, ensuring that data is traveling along the fastest, most reliable route.
"Before switching to Internap, we investigated a number of potential providers. Due to the nature of our business, the ability to ensure the rerouting of data where relevant to keep latency levels to a minimum is critical," said David Keeling, chief operating officer at Bango. "Internap's high-performance connectivity coupled with its premium colocation and 100 per cent uptime SLA stood out among competitors. Its Performance IP service makes millions of calibrations each day to route Internet traffic across the optimal path and ensure that our services are online and accessible to the millions of end users that rely on them."
Bango's colocation footprint is in Internap's Dallas data centre due to its central location in the U.S. and the optimised connectivity it provides to both the East and West coasts. The high-density facility allows Bango to easily scale in line with business demands and offers modular power and cooling options, as well as the ability to hybridise colocation with managed hosting and cloud infrastructure within the same facility. Its design ensures maximum resiliency and uptime for Bango's payment and analytics services. Additionally, the data centre is SOC2-audited, providing independent, third-party confirmation that Internap's data centre controls and processes are suitably designed to protect and safeguard customers' equipment and data. The facility's secure environment includes on-site security personnel, lockable cabinets and biometric scanners, helping Bango to meet the requirements for PCI compliance.
"Optimal performance and availability are absolutely essential for organisations like Bango that rely on the ability to provide instant, seamless mobile payment processing for subscribers," said Paul Vian, director of business development at Internap.
"Internap's route-optimised IP connectivity, together with our colocation services and award-winning customer support team, allows customers to shift focus from the performance of their infrastructure to continuing to build their core business."
Internap offers Bango and its customers 24/7 access to its expert support engineers, who have decades of experience managing and scaling critical Internet applications and extensive working knowledge of core Bango environments, including Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.
"Internap's customer support team has been extremely responsive to our needs and requests. Knowing they are monitoring our infrastructure and network in real time - proactively identifying any potential issues before they impact our business - gives us tremendous peace of mind," said Keeling.
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In the era of mobile technology, collecting payments has emerged as a central and complex challenge. Bango powers payment and analytics on the mobile web, providing users with a massively smooth payment experience.
Bango's pervasive presence across the web creates a platform effect for partners, identifying hundreds of millions of users and maximising the number of one-click payments. Global leaders plug into Bango: customers include Facebook, BlackBerry World, Windows Phone Store, Amazon and major mobile brands including CNN, Cartoon Network and EA Mobile.
Internap provides intelligent IT Infrastructure services that combine platform flexibility and hybridization with unmatched performance, enabling customers to focus on their core business, improve service levels and lower the cost of IT operations. The company's cloud, hosting and colocation services are delivered from a geographically distributed platform of high-density, redundant data centers. Its patented, performance-optimized IP connectivity guarantees 100% uptime and lowest latency, resulting in a seamless user experience. 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.
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