Industry: Digital Content Provider
Carpathia Services: Managed Hosting, Colocation
Spotify is an award-winning digital music service that gives users on-demand access to over 15 million tracks. Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage and share music with friends, while making sure that artists get a fair deal. Today, Spotify is available in 8 countries: USA, UK, Sweden, Finland, Norway, France, The Netherlands and Spain, with more than 10 million registered users and over 1.6 million paying subscribers. The company launched its services in the US in July 2011.
In order to ensure the success of its 2011 US launch, Spotify reached out to numerous data centers and hosting providers. After demonstrating an understanding of the complexities faced in a rapid overseas deployment, coupled with sophisticated system monitoring, management of customer equipment and a successful track record with network-centric content providers, Carpathia quickly distinguished itself from the other datacenter and hosting companies Spotify was considering.
In an aggressive timeframe, Carpathia provisioned and launched a complex and scalable hosting solution that includes a managed network with bandwidth, switches and routers; system monitoring, examining certain metrics on both the Spotify-provided and managed servers – a unique service offering in the hosting space; and professional services, including monthly on-site and equipment-related support.
As a result of the solution provided by Carpathia, Spotify was able to successfully launch its services in the US in July 2011 and is now prepared to support millions of US subscribers.
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“Ensuring the success of Spotify’s US launch was very important to us, so we wanted to make sure we took the time to find the right hosting provider. We were impressed with Carpathia’s breadth and depth of service and the team’s commitment to deliver a complex deal within a very short timeframe. They have proven their wealth of experience and commitment to us since the start of the project, and we look forward to working with them going forward.”
CTO at Spotify