Internap Corporation is an Internet infrastructure provider that offers cloud hosting, colocation, Internet Protocol services, data center and Content Delivery Network services. Internap has approximately 13,000 customers ranging from startup to enterprise in the U.S. and abroad and approximately 700 employees. Its customers are companies that require high-performance Internet services for business-critical applications, such as advertising technology, online analytics, big data and ecommerce. Internap has a foundation in the online retail, online gaming, SaaS, financial and business services industries.
Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows. The company's 1986 initial public offering, and subsequent rise in its share price, created three billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees. Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions. In May 2011, Microsoft acquired Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in its largest acquisition to date.