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Streaming Service Guvera Launches in India

Australia-based music streaming service Guvera has officially launched in India. The free, ad-supported mobile app, with its library of over 12 million tracks, is now available for Android and iOS devices in the world’s second-most populous country, which does not have access to Spotify. Guvera launched in 2010 as a no-frills MP3 download site, but later evolved into a playlist-driven streaming service offering both free, ad-supported streaming and, for its paying customers, ad-free listening. It has licensing agreements with UMG, EMI, Orchard and INgrooves, among others, and the service is quickly expanding. In the past year, Guvera has launched in Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore. Guvara joins a Spotify-less streaming market in India that also includes Gaana, Saavn, Wynk and Hungama. – Staff,Billboard 
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Streaming in the cloud

Wanting to improve music search times for its 1 million customers, Australian-based music streaming service Guvera moved from physical servers to the cloud in August 2013. The transition was made following an audit by Guvera CTO ,Damien King, who found the company’s hardware too costly and time intensive to support. The Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud was chosen in order to handle the large amount of information running through its IT infrastructure. […] “It’s always recommended for smaller organisations to employ someone who is an expert in Amazon. We have 24/7 monitoring via ITOC and alerts to tell us what is going on within the Amazon platform,” King said. For extra security, Guvera’s music files are not stored in Amazon but instead by a service provider based in London. – Hamish Barwick,CIO
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