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January 24, 2012

TelecityGroup Netherlands Aids Justin.tv's European Expansion Plans
By Carolyn J Dawson
TMCnet Contributor

TelecityGroup Netherlands recently announced that it has been selected by US-based Justin.tv to be its colocation provider in Europe. Already serving over 31 million users a month, Justin.tv will further expand its services in Europe with this deal. Justin.tv will be also able to maximize European service levels for its fast-growing video game broadcasting and chat community, TwitchTV.  



In a release, Jonathan Shipman, Operations Director at Justin.tv, said, "The combination of network uptime and low latency are critical for the streaming video and online gaming services we provide. We selected TelecityGroup in the Netherlands due to its ability to provide carrier-neutral and highly diverse connectivity along with an extremely resilient and secure environment. TelecityGroup is the ideal partner to ensure TwitchTV can deliver a high quality of service to our users in the European market."

One of TelecityGroup's premium Amsterdam data centers will be used by Justin.tv to host its mission-critical infrastructure.

Alexandra Schless, MD for TelecityGroup Netherlands, said, "We are very proud Justin.tv has selected us and we look forward to helping the company meet its requirement for wide and secure connectivity to peer exchanges and tier one carriers throughout Europe. With the presence of AMS-IX, the largest internet connectivity hub in the Netherlands, in our data centre we are able to provide the ideal environment for companies such as Justin.tv to ensure they have the capacity for continued expansion in Europe."

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Edited by Rich Steeves

 

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