Lionsgate Enhances INAP Data Ccentre partnership

Lionsgate enhances INAP data centre partnership

16 October 2019 | Jason McGee-Abe

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Global content leader Lionsgate has signed a multi-year deal with Internap Corporation (INAP) for space and power at two INAP flagship data centres.

The deal involves the renewal for colocation and network services at INAP’s flagship data centre in Los Angeles and a service expansion to INAP’s Phoenix flagship data centre.

INAP operates in 21 metropolitan markets with data centres connected by a low-latency, high-capacity fibre network and has over 100 network points of presence (PoPs) worldwide.

“We’re excited to grow our partnership with Lionsgate, whose renowned brand and ground-breaking content exemplify high performance,” said Andrew Day, chief operating officer at INAP.

“Combined with the L.A. footprint, our strategically located Phoenix location will enable the studio to scale and secure their infrastructure while ensuring optimal interconnectivity and minimal latency.”

Lionsgate has continued to grow its footprint with INAP based on the service provider’s flexible support structure, high-performance data centre and low-latency network solutions.

INAP infrastructure supports the technology mission of the studio’s corporate office, whose content initiatives are backed by a 17,000-title film and television library and delivered through a global sales and distribution infrastructure.

Added to INAP’s portfolio of flagship facilities in 2018, the Tier 3 data centre in Chandler, Ariz., contains approximately 200,000 gross sq ft and includes a dedicated substation that can support 20MW of power. The carrier-neutral facility has direct connectivity to Lionsgate’s Los Angeles environment via INAP’s high-capacity private fibre backbone. Lionsgate will use the Phoenix environment to bolster its business continuity initiatives.

“INAP has been a tremendous partner since we moved our primary data centre into their facilities in 2014,” said Mitch Nahass, Lionsgate’s SVP of IT.  “They have provided uninterrupted service, are extremely responsive, and have been very flexible when tailoring their portfolio of services to support our technology requirements.”