Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), a global content leader whose films, television series, digital products and linear and OTT-platforms reach audiences around the world, has signed a multiyear deal with IaaS hosting provider INAP – for colocation space, power and network services at two of INAP’s flagship data centers.
The contract Lionsgate has signed with INAP is actually a renewal for colocation and network services at INAP’s flagship data center in Los Angeles, as well as a service expansion to INAP’s Phoenix flagship data center.
An INAP-customer in Los Angeles since 2014, Lionsgate would continue to grow its footprint with INAP based on the IaaS hosting provider’s “flexible support structure, high-performance data center 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.
“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 Los Angeles footprint, our strategically located Phoenix data center location will enable the studio to scale and secure their infrastructure while ensuring optimal interconnectivity and minimal latency.”
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Added to INAP’s portfolio of flagship facilities in 2018, the Tier 3 data center in Chandler, Arizona, contains approximately 200,000 gross square feet and includes a dedicated substation that can support 20 megawatts of power. The carrier-neutral data center has direct connectivity to Lionsgate’s Los Angeles environment via INAP’s high-capacity private fiber backbone. Lionsgate will use the Phoenix colocation environment to bolster its business continuity initiatives.
“INAP has been a tremendous partner since we moved our primary data center 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.