(The Hosting News) – It seemed to have been in the making for quite some time: An online music service hugely popular in Europe, but it had yet to hit the U.S. market. Now it’s happened. In July, the digital streaming service known as Spotify officially launched in the United States.
It appears that it was simply an obvious decision for execs at Swedish-based Spotify. Since its launch, the music service has provided a popular platform for streaming music, giving users a preview of what they may want to purchase.
In the digital market, ensuring such a large amount of data requires a hosting provider. Most recently, provider Carpathia Hosting revealed that it’s been selected by Spotify to host its data in the U.S. via managed hosting and colocation.
Commenting on Spotify’s decision to host with Carpathia in a press release, Spotify CTO Oskar Stal stated, “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,” he continued.
Meanwhile, discussing his own company, Carpathia Hosting CTO Jon Greaves stated, “Our unique approach, using cloud computing principals, has allowed us to develop solutions to manage immense amounts of storage in the most reliable and cost-effective manner possible.”
Spotify has recently been on the rise since announcing its U.S. launch. Besides being available in the U.S. market, the service is available in European countries including the United Kingdom, France, Spain, and Finland.
Carpathia Hosting has been around since 2003, offering services such as cloud, colocation, managed hosting, and more. For more information, visit: http://carpathia.com/spotify-selects-carpathia-hosting-for-us-launch