announced that Clear Channel Interactive has selected Globix to host and manage the systems infrastructure for a significant portion of its online business, including complex hosting of Clear Channel Interactive Network software with monitoring, reporting, management and security services. Globix is also designing and building the network architecture for Clear Channel Interactive’s offerings.
Clear Channel Interactive is a division of Clear Channel Worldwide Inc., which owns or operates approximately 1,170 radio and 19 television stations in the United States and has equity interests in more than 240 radio stations internationally. The company also operates some 700,000 outdoor advertising displays around the world and produces 25,000 shows and events annually. The company had previously hosted all its online radio Web sites in-house.
“In searching for an Internet services provider, Globix was the only company with outstanding data centers integrated with a top-quality content delivery network. This integrated architecture offers performance advantages that we could not find anywhere else,” said Michael Abrams, president of operations at Clear Channel Interactive.
“Globix has engineered its world-class data centers, content distribution network and backbone, and managed services together into an integrated services platform for enterprise solutions. Clear Channel Interactive is pioneering the way radio audiences can benefit through interaction with the online medium, and we are pleased to be providing the critical infrastructure and managed services to make this happen,” said Marc H. Bell, chairman and CEO of Globix.