Lionsgate Entertainment Leverages Datapipe’s Managed SharePoint-as-a-Service on AWS

managed-hosting-datapipeIndependent film and television distribution company Lionsgate Entertainment has leveraged Datapipe’s Managed SharePoint-as-a-Service on Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the cornerstone of its IT collaboration and workflow strategy.

“During the past 10 years, we’ve grown into one of the world’s top global entertainment studios,” said Jeremy Fuchs, Vice President, Financial and BI Systems, Lionsgate Entertainment. “Much of what we do every day requires cross-team collaboration, shared documents, and the ability to capture and route vital information through approval workflows – all on a global scale.”

Relying on highly effective collaboration and approval workflows across teams, departments and geographies, Lionsgate turned to Datapipe for the managed hosting services necessary to monitor and optimize the SharePoint environment. Datapipe’s Managed AWS service is specifically designed to simplify management and strengthen financial controls – all with a single window into the security, technology, and billing over the entire enterprise cloud.

Lionsgate chose to leverage Microsoft SharePoint 2010 with Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) from AWS. SharePoint was selected for its robust framework for collaboration and communication features.

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In collaborating with AWS and Datapipe, Lionsgate would be able to create a secure cloud hosting environment. The company states that it already has decreased their implementation times significantly, eliminating steps associated with purchasing and installing additional servers and storage. The entertainment group can also fully optimize uptime and is now free from the burdens of managing back-ups and 24/7/365 system monitoring.

“Datapipe provides complementary managed service offerings that enterprise customers need to migrate and manage core IT workloads on AWS,” said Terry Wise, Director, Worldwide Partner Ecosystem, AWS. “Combining extensive Microsoft SharePoint experience, managed hosting services and deep AWS skills, Datapipe is enabling enterprises, like Lionsgate, to quickly deliver innovation and costs savings via AWS.”

Datapipe is staffed by certified Microsoft SharePoint technicians and backed by a Microsoft Gold Certified Partnership. As an AWS Premier Consulting Partner with both the AWS SharePoint and Managed Service Provider Competencies, Datapipe has direct access to resources to help our customers deploy, run and manage applications on AWS.

Areas of expertise of Datapipe include private and public cloud, HIPAA, PCI compliance, security, database, network, storage and disaster recovery. The entertainment company operates data centers in influential technical and financial markets including New York Metro, Ashburn VA, Silicon Valley, Iceland, London, Tel Aviv, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore.