Twitch Expands Digital Media Solutions in San Francisco With Telx
Leading Video Game Streaming Platform and Community for Gamers Upgrades and Expands Leading User Experience in Telx’s San Francisco Facility
New York, NY (October 1, 2013) – Telx®, a leading provider of global interconnectivity, cloud enablement services and datacenter solutions, today announced that Twitch, the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers with over 40 million unique visitors per month, has expanded its presence in Telx’s industry–leading, high-power density data center, “SFR1” at 200 Paul Avenue data center in San Francisco. The ability to leverage direct connection to the world's top eyeball, and mobile, and transit networks offered from within the SFR1 facility will facilitate Twitch’s growth as the leading video platform for the video games industry, servicing developers, media outlets, organizations, publishers and individual gamers with more than 600,000 unique broadcasters.
"Telx has been an important partner in our growth strategy by enabling us to deliver a high performance service of digital media content,” said Jonathan Shipman, EVP Engineering Operations, Twitch. "We were able to expand our presence with Telx in a cost-effective way and scale quickly to support growing demand from new and existing customers. Telx’s facility in San Francisco provides us with a way to expand our user base and improve experience, and we are excited about future opportunities with Telx.”
The San Francisco Bay Area is the second-largest market for colocation in the United States and is a key strategic growth market for Telx. Telx’s SFR1 facility provides access to dozens of the leading domestic and international carriers, CDN's, and ISP's, as well as physical interconnection points to the world's largest networks and enterprise backbones.
In the past year, Telx has added four new campus style data centers - Santa Clara, Seattle, Portland, and New York/New Jersey - to offer premium colocation and interconnection services and direct connectivity to the world’s leading networks, cloud and content service providers. This strong interconnectivity allows Telx and ultimately our customers an exceptional Quality of Service to end users.
"Whether your digital content is streaming media, advertising, social media, online gaming, or other type of digital content, Telx enables high performance delivery of your digital content. Telx helps digital media companies reduce IT costs, increase performance, and provide the flexible infrastructure to support today’s as well as tomorrow's growth,” said Ron Sterbenz, SVP of Product and Marketing, Telx. “Twitch is a premium destination for broadcasters, gamers, and spectators. Telx is committed to working with innovative digital media companies like Twitch to deliver high quality streaming content and meet the expectations of today’s online, console, mobile, and multiscreen users.”
Twitch is the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers. More than 38 million gamers gather every month on Twitch to broadcast, watch and chat about gaming. Twitch’s video platform is the backbone of both live and on-demand distribution for leading video game broadcasters including casual gamers, pro players, tournaments, leagues, developers and gaming media organizations. Twitch is leading a revolution in the gaming community, working to create a participatory experience that transcends gameplay. Learn more at http://twitch.tv.
Telx is a leading provider of interconnection and data center services in strategic, high-demand North American markets. With 20 datacenters supported by 100% Uptime SLAs and 24 Hour Cross Connect guarantees, Telx increases speed to market and reduces connectivity costs by providing direct connections to a community of the industry’s highest performance networks and access to 1,100+ customers, including leading telecommunications carriers, ISPs, cloud providers, content providers and enterprises. Telx is a privately held company headquartered in New York City, servicing 13 US markets with six facilities across the New York / New Jersey Metro area, two facilities in Chicago, two facilities in Dallas, four facilities in California (Los Angeles, San Francisco, and two in Santa Clara), two Pacific Northwest facilities (Seattle and Portland), and facilities in Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix and Charlotte, N.C. For more information about Telx, visit: http://www.telx.com. Become a fan of Telx on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/telxgroup. Interconnection. Data Centers. Community™.