Last week we saw a number of customer wins and expansion announcements by leading service providers. Here are some of the noteworthy links :
Rhapsody Pursues Global Expansion with Internap – Internap Network Services announced that Rhapsody International, the parent company of leading streaming music services Rhapsody and Napster, is expanding its use of Internap’s high-performance IT infrastructure services. An Internap customer since 2010, Rhapsody International signed a multi-year renewal for colocation and route-optimized IP connectivity services in Internap’s Seattle data center and added managed hosting services in London. “As we continue to expand into new markets across Europe and Latin America, we need to address a new set of customer demands,” said Brian Ringer, chief technology officer at Rhapsody. “Internap provides the right mix of critical IT infrastructure and network optimization to ensure our subscribers consistently enjoy a premium music streaming experience.”
365 Main Signs Managed Service Provider NzingaNet – Data center developer and operator 365 Main Inc. has announced that NZingaNet, a Philadelphia managed cloud service provider, has selected 365 Main’s Philadelphia data center to grow its business. NZingaNet offers nationwide services, focusing on the Pennsylvania, Delaware and the tri-state area, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. “Serving local businesses is a foundation of our company,” said Chris Dolan, 365 Main CEO. “We’re pleased that NZingaNet recognized our dedication to our customers and theirs, and we look forward to working with them in our other data centers as their business grows.” NZingaNet provides co-location, managed, and wireless services for small to medium-sized businesses and residential customers.
DataBank Completes $4 Million Minneapolis Expansion – DataBank, a leading custom data center and multi-tenant colocation provider with facilities in Texas and Minnesota, has released details on the company’s $4 million upgrade of their Minneapolis data center. The data center, part of DataBank’s March 2013 acquisition of VeriSpace, will now encompass more than 18,000 square feet of customer datacenter space. DataBank also developed new resources for customer use which include conference rooms, lounge areas and technical equipment staging facilities. “DataBank’s entrance into Minneapolis through acquisition has put us in a great position to facilitate growth in the market,” said Tim Moore, DataBank’s CEO.
Datapipe Helps Lionsgate Manage AWS Deployment – Datapipe, a global provider of managed services and infrastructure for outsourced IT, said this week that Lonsgate Entertainment is leveraging Datapipe’s Managed SharePoint as a Service on Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the cornerstone of its IT collaboration and workflow strategy. Working with Datapipe and AWS, Lionsgate is maximizing the efficiency and reliability of its Microsoft SharePoint environment. “Datapipe provides complementary managed service offerings that enterprise customers need to migrate and manage core IT workloads on AWS,” said Terry Wise, Director, Worldwide Partner Ecosystem, AWS. “Combining extensive Microsoft SharePoint experience, managed services and deep AWS skills, Datapipe is enabling enterprises, like Lionsgate, to quickly deliver innovation and costs savings via AWS.”