LONDON 10 March 2011 – INTERXION HOLDING NV (NYSE:INXN, news), a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, today announced that it has been selected to host the connected media platform services of digital music company Oscar Music & Media in the Content Hub of its City of London data centre.
With the digital music industry worth $4.6 billion in 2010 (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) worldwide and further growth expected this year, Oscar Music & Media provides a platform that allows organisations across the ecosystem to manage their metadata and package and deliver millions of music files to this burgeoning sector of the market. These companies vary from developers of bundled music services for ISPs to a music catalogue management business representing 200 record labels worldwide.
Interxion’s Content Hubs provide seamless power, space and access to all relevant network service providers that are required for the distribution of content. Connected media platform providers such as Oscar Music can obtain direct access to all necessary distribution networks for the optimised delivery and performance of digital media content to end users, including tier 1 ISPs, Internet Exchanges and CDNs.
Through the selection of Interxion, Oscar Music has been able to develop its own private cloud and take advantage of Interxion’s outstanding SLAs, connectivity and redundancy, which offer the ideal environment for the effective aggregation, management and distribution of its on-demand and real-time online content.
Paul Sanders, founder and MD, Oscar Music, commented, “For Oscar Music, core infrastructure and first-class connectivity are of paramount importance. The new world for media businesses is one of connected platforms delivering API access to media and metadata in real time. Interxion’s strong record in efficient and reliable service delivery, partnered with the fact it has over 40 carriers in its City of London site and offers a bespoke community for the digital media market makes it an ideal choice to host our connected media platform offering.”
Greg McCulloch, Interxion UK MD, commented, “This deal further reflects our growing reputation as one of the UK’s leading content distribution hubs for the digital media sector. Fundamental to Oscar Music’s needs is performance and reliability, and Interxion’s Content Hubs provide the requisite maximum uptime, connectivity and ready-made digital media community that such a latency-sensitive business demands.”
Interxion is a leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services in Europe, serving over 1,100 customers through 28 data centres in 11 European countries. Interxion’s uniformly designed, energy-efficient data centres offer customers extensive security and uptime for their mission-critical applications. With connectivity provided by 350 carriers and ISPs and 18 European Internet exchanges across its footprint, Interxion has created content and connectivity hubs that foster growing customer communities of interest. For more information, please visit www.interxion.com .
About Oscar Music & Media Ltd
Oscar Music & Media pioneered internet music in the UK, working with companies such as Virgin Records, EMI, Sony Music, BT and Channel 4 to develop award winning projects through the early years of online media. Oscar Music’s connected media platform was launched in 1998, and since then has enabled thousands of music companies to access the digital market. Today it connects over 15,000 companies to each other and to the music and metadata that drive their businesses.
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Oscar Music & Media Ltd
Founder and MD