Clear Channel Selects Globix to Outsource Hosting of its Next-Generation Radio Station Web Sites
NEW YORK – July 17, 2001
NEW YORK – July 17, 2001 – Globix Corporation (NASDAQ: GBIX) today announced that Clear Channel Interactive has selected Globix to host and manage the systems infrastructure for a significant portion of its online business. The custom solution provided by Globix includes complex hosting of Clear Channel Interactive Network software with monitoring, reporting, management and security services. Globix is also designing and building the network architecture for Clear Channel Interactive’s offerings.
Clear Channel Interactive is a division of Clear Channel Worldwide, Inc., which owns or operates approximately 1,170 radio and 19 television stations in the United States and has equity interests in more than 240 radio stations internationally. The company also operates some 700,000 outdoor advertising displays around the world and produces 25,000 shows and events annually. The company had previously hosted all its online radio web sites in-house.
‘In searching for an Internet services provider, Globix was the only company with outstanding data centers integrated with a top-quality content delivery network. This integrated architecture offers performance advantages that we could not find anywhere else,’ said Michael Abrams, President of Operations at Clear Channel Interactive.
‘Even more important to our choice,’ he added, ‘was the specialized and knowledgeable technical staff to manage our outsourced infrastructure around the clock. The Globix professional services team is helping build a redundant and scalable architecture tailored to our needs.’
‘Globix has engineered its world-class data centers, content distribution network and backbone, and managed services together into an integrated services platform for enterprise solutions. Clear Channel Interactive is pioneering the way radio audiences can benefit through interaction with the online medium, and we are pleased to be providing the critical infrastructure and managed services to make this happen,’ said Marc H. Bell, Chairman and CEO of Globix. ‘Outsourcing to Globix allows Clear Channel to scale quickly and efficientlyas its media and entertainment applications expand, and will ensure its audiences superior reliability, speed and network quality.’
Clear Channel InteractiveClear Channel Interactive is a division of Clear Channel Communications, Inc. Clear Channel Interactive operates America’s largest network of local entertainment websites and the Interactive business for all of Clear Channel Communications, including Clear Channel Radio and SFX Entertainment. For further information visit www.clearchannel.com.
Clear Channel Communications, Inc., headquartered in SanAntonio, Texas, is a global leader in the out-of-home advertisingindustry with radio and television stations, outdoor displays, andentertainment venues in 45 countries around the world. Includingannounced transactions, Clear Channel operates approximately1,170 radio and 17 television stations in the United States and hasequity interests in over 240 radio stations internationally. ClearChannel also operates approximately 700,000 outdoor advertisingdisplays, including billboards, street furniture and transit panelsacross the world. SFX En
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