BitTorrent Inc. has expanded its data center presence in 365 Main’s San Francisco facility. After placing a single rack at the facility in February 2005, BitTorrent’s installation at 365 Main grew to three racks earlier this year, and the company has now expanded into a 600-square-foot server cage, roughly 28 racks.
BitTorrent’s peer-assisted content distribution platform enables users worldwide to publish, search and download popular digital content quickly. The company’s data center requirements have grown significantly as it has signed recent media distribution deals with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and a number of independent movie distributors, which has increased its digital library to thousands of titles.
“BitTorrent is not a company that limits itself by convention,” said Ashwin Navin, president and co-founder of BitTorrent. “With our aggressive growth plans we need a data center that can grow with us and deliver reliable power, cooling and connectivity. 365 Main provides these features within a stone’s throw away from our engineering team in San Francisco.”
“BitTorrent is a perfect example of the type of company we like to work with,” said Chris Dolan, president and CEO of 365 Main. “They’re leading their field; they’re growing quickly, and they require modern data center infrastructure to operate. It’s a pleasure to watch them grow under our roof with such success, and we’re looking forward to meeting their needs as that impressive expansion continues.”
BitTorrent’s “file-swarming” technology enables the transfer of massive files from a website to a PC with the speed and bandwidth efficiency of peer-assisted transfers. This method of delivery is the first peer-assisted network that combines guaranteed availability, high-quality video and rapid download rates.
365 Main’s flagship data center is in San Francisco, where it leases to dedicated hosting providers and also offers core hosting services to large enterprises such as the Oakland Raiders and Sun Microsystems. In May the company announced the addition of major data centers in Phoenix, Los Angeles and Northern Virginia, bringing nearly one million square feet of data center real estate under management nationwide.