Globix Adds Giorgio Armani Web Site to its Internet Data Center Wardrobe
NEW YORK – August 7, 2000
Globix Corporation (NASDAQ: GBIX), a leader in advanced InternetData Center services, high-speed access, and streaming media solutions for businesses, todayannounced that it was co-locating the servers for the giorgioarmani.com Web site at the GlobixSuperPOP Internet Data Center in New York. Globix is also streaming Armani events and runwayshows over the Internet, a key component of the multimedia Armani site.
Launched July 10, www.giorgioarmani.com is an umbrella for five Web sites tailored to represent thefive Armani lifestyle brands. The site incorporates sleek, innovative and intuitive design that reflectsthe attitude and spirit of the Armani lifestyle brands. Streaming media, flash technology, originalmusic and the imagery of Armani fashion provide a rich and entertaining audio-visual experienceand enable users to explore and interact with the complete world of Armani in a comprehensivefashion.
‘Internet retailing is having a significant influence on the way people shop today, and as a luxuryfashion house with a pulse on the latest fashions, Giorgio Armani sees that,’ said Marc H. Bell,chairman and CEO of Globix. ‘The Armani Web site is taking full advantage of today’s multimediaWeb technologies, such as streaming media, to give its shoppers a unique and more rewardingexperience online. We’re proud that the Armani Group chose Globix for Internet services.’
‘The selection of an Internet services company with a strong, international network backbone andthe ability to grow as the site grows is a critical component of the site’s success. We needed astrong foundation to build on,’ said Robert Triefus, executive vice president of worldwidecommunications at Giorgio Armani. ‘Globix is a leader in high-quality streaming media, a keycomponent of our Web site. Choosing Globix meant that we could fulfill all of our Internetrequirements under one roof.’
The Armani GroupThe Armani Group is one of the leading fashion and design groups in the world today with overallwholesale turnover of lire 2,680 billion in 1999. The group designs, manufactures and retailsfashion products, including apparel, accessories, eyewear, watches, home interiors and fragrancesand cosmetics, under a range of lifestyle brand names: Giorgio Armani, Armani Collezioni, Mani,Emporio Armani, Armani Jeans and A / X Armani Exchange.
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.