Globix to Support Guardian’s Recently Launched Learn.Co.UK
NEW YORK – July 24, 2000
LONDON – July 24, 2000 – Globix Corporation (NASDAQ: GBIX), a leader in advanced InternetData Center services, high-speed access, and streaming media solutions for businesses,has today announced an agreement with Guardian Newspapers Ltd. to support Learn.co.uk,the newest addition to the Guardian’s network of award-winning news and educational Websites.
Globix is co-locating the Guardian’s servers in its state-of-the-art Internet Data Centre,providing a firewall solution and backup software and, beginning in September, will alsoprovide a Streaming Media solution to Webcast interactive and pre-recorded educationalvideos over the Internet.
‘The main factors that influenced our choice were the Globix data centre’s convenient NewOxford Street location, the resiliency of the Globix network, experienced staff and, mostimportantly, the ability to respond to a fast installation requirement,’ said Colin Hughes,publisher of Learn.co.uk. ‘We had a shortlist of three Internet companies – out of theseGlobix came up with a package that best met our needs.’
The site is connected to the Globix global backbone, a network with a total capacity of 32Gbps linking data centres and peering points throughout Europe and the United States.
Hughes added, ‘Since our launch the site has been getting about 12,000 page impressionsper day. We expect this to remain stable until the new school year in September. As thescope of the site grows, we expect our bandwidth requirements to increase correspondingly.With the scaleable solution Globix provides, we will have the flexibility to increase ourbandwidth in line with our site traffic.’
‘Learn.co.uk is an exciting project that will supplement the national curriculum,’ said JohnMoore, general manager at Globix. ‘Video streaming will be a particularly useful feature ofthe site, enabling users to participate in live tutorials and classes. Globix can deliver an end-to-end Streaming Media solution, from live production to encoding and through hosting thecontent, thereby assuring a consistent high level of quality throughout the process. We arelooking forward to supporting the site as it continues to grow.’
Guardian Newspapers Ltd.Guardian Newspapers Ltd. is an award-winning network of Web sites marking a radicaldeparture from traditional approaches to online newspaper publishing in the UnitedKingdom. The network consists of 11 sites, each aiming to provide the definitive onlineresource in its field, based around a central network home. Instead of merely replicating thecontent of the newspaper online, GNL makes full use of the Internet to provide a serviceunparalleled in depth, interactivity and immediacy.
Globix is a leading provider of advanced Internet hosting, network and applications solutions for business. Globix delivers services via its secure state-of-the-art Internet DATA Centers, its high-performance global backbone and content delivery network, and its world-class technical professionals. Globix provides businesses with cutting-edge Internet resources and the ability to deploy, manage and scale mission-critical Internet operations for optimum performance and cost efficiency.