App-based TV video delivery solutions specialist MobiTV is to launch a new data centre in Atlanta, GA. This data centre currently serves as a pop location for MobiTV’s managed service connectivity and will become new redundant site for its Sacramento-based data centre. The implementation of the site will be the result of a joint effort by both MobiTV and real estate investment trust Digital Realty, which have partnered for this project.
The secondary data centre is the latest effort by MobiTV to ensure carrier-grade reliability of its video delivery service. This site will be available for failover, providing the capability to restore service for live programming in as little as one minute.
Additionally, the secondary data centre is a critical step to better support MobiTV’s streaming TV service. According to MobiTV, in the current state of the video service industry, customers are demanding greater access to video content, with a higher level of flexibility than ever before. The addition of another data centre is part of a strategic growth plan that will position the company as a reliable provider of video content that can meet the evolving needs of digital media consumers.
“We toured data centres across the country before choosing our location in Atlanta,” said Casey Fann, Vice President of Operations at MobiTV. “This Digital Realty data centre location will give us the best proximity and accessibility to MVPDs and content providers on the East Coast, connecting to their circuits directly.”
“Digital Realty’s Atlanta connectivity hub is the ideal location for MobiTV’s customisable, cloud-enabled, end-to-end streaming video solution,” suggested Chris Sharp, Digital Realty’s CTO. “With direct access to content providers, state-of-the-art infrastructure and the regional cost advantages, we’re pleased to partner with MobiTV as they continue to expand their steadily growing customer base.”
Although there were many factors considered in the selection of Atlanta for the site, its location on the East Coast will serve to increase the national presence of MobiTV.