Dulles, Va. – September 7, 2011 - Carpathia Hosting, the leading provider of enterprise managed hosting services for government agencies and businesses, announces today that award-winning digital music service, Spotify chose Carpathia for colocation and managed hosting for the launch of its service in the US.

As a company that currently provides hosting and managed services to some of the largest content providers on the Internet, Carpathia has a deep understanding of the complexities faced when preparing for a large-scale overseas deployment like the launch of Spotify into the US. This understanding, coupled with sophisticated system monitoring, management of customer equipment and a successful track-record with network-centric content providers, sets Carpathia apart from the other data center and hosting companies Spotify was considering.

“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,” said Oskar Stal, CTO at Spotify. “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.”

“Content providers seeking a hosting company able to maintain massive storage and bandwidth requirements should take a closer look at Carpathia Hosting,” said Jon Greaves, CTO of Carpathia. “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 is an award-winning digital music service that offers on-demand access to over 15 million songs, wherever you go, giving users a new way to manage music, discover new tracks and share songs and playlists with friends – “music, whenever you want it, wherever you are”. Spotify now has more than 10 million registered users and more than 1.6 million paying subscribers across 7 countries in Europe. Since its launch in the US in July, it is now available in eight territories.

Carpathia currently manages over 35 petabytes of storage, manages over 680 gigabits of sustained network traffic and has seen significant growth over the last several years as it has become a go-to-provider for companies with global compute, storage and network management requirements.

For more information about the unique solution Carpathia Hosting provided for Spotify, visit Spotify Selects Carpathia Hosting.