Globix Awarded the Balance of ITN’S Internet Services
LONDON – November 13, 2000
Globix Ltd., a subsidiary of Globix Corporation (NASDAQ: GBIX), announced today that it has been appointed the sole Internet hosting provider for ITN.
ITN is co-locating its servers in the Globix New Oxford Street Internet Data Centre, where they areconnected to the Internet via the Globix 32Gbps-capacity network. Globix is streaming ITN’sthree live radio stations and television station – LBC 1152 AM, News Direct 97.3 FM and theradio / television 24-Hour News Service – to listeners and viewers on the Web. Additional ITN-encoded audio and video content is being streamed on Globix infrastructure for on-demandviewing. Two E1 connections (4Mbps) between the Globix Data Centre and ITN’s facility enablethe news agency to upload its content to the ITN and Globix servers. The Globix solution alsoincludes Managed Services, tape backup, a firewall and round-the-clock monitoring.
Commenting on his selection of Globix, Keith Cass, head of IT at ITN, said: ‘We required aprovider that could demonstrate technical excellence, a very high standard of managed services,plus a highly robust and visible worldwide network. We spent a lot of time reviewing what wasavailable on the market, and Globix scored highest across all of our selection criteria. We wereparticularly impressed by the level of technical expertise the Globix staff demonstrated in theirWebcast of our video coverage of the Queen Mother’s birthday pageant. It is also reassuring toknow that the Globix Data Centre is located close to our offices, so our engineers can get therequickly if need be.’
John Moore, Globix general manager, said: ‘ITN is at the forefront of new media news coverage,and, as such, its Web site is a critical part of its business. We’ve proven our expertise inproviding ITN with reliable and scaleable Internet solutions. We look forward to applying thatexpertise across a full range of Internet services to provide a complete solution of the highest-qualityavailable.’
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.