San Francisco, California – (The Hosting News) – November 29, 2006 – Developer and operator of data centers, 365 Main Inc., has been chosen to house the west coast web hosting infrastructure, for San Jose, California-based Online Game Services Inc. (OGSi), currently supporting over one million users.
OGSi is the gaming channel of managed services provider Global Netoptex Inc. (GNi), which has invested over five years and more than $20 million in its network infrastructure. Major clients of OGSi include GoPets Ltd ( www.gopets.net) and the recently launched Ping0 LLC, which will digitally distribute the online component to Flagship Studio’s Hellgate(TM): London (www.hellgatelondon.com) and other titles.
The infrastructure for more than 1,000 IBM BladeCenter servers at 365 Main’s flagship data center in San Francisco, have already been deployed by OGSi, and the company expects to have more than 3,500 blade servers operational by the end of 2007. The installed servers include a mix of IBM LS20 (AMD-based), HS20 and HS21 (Intel-based), and JS20 (PowerPC-based) blades configured to customer specifications. It is the single largest deployment of IBM blade servers in the digital entertainment industry.
James Hursthouse, CEO and Owner of OGSi remarked, ”Our on-demand ‘pay-as-you-grow’ game hosting business model is based around a dense hosting environment that requires advanced, modern data centers like 365 Main’s. We chose 365 Main because it offers world-class power, connectivity, cooling and security, which together allow us to provide our customers with the finest hosting infrastructure available to power their games.”
David Laux, IBM global executive, games and interactive entertainment added, ”Gaming demands extremely powerful and dynamic back-end computing environments, and the scale of this deployment is a testament to the force of IBM’s BladeCenter portfolio. We look forward to helping OGSi further build out that environment as they continue to expand their impressive client list. This environment really creates a win-win-win situation for IBM, OGSI and the game developer by giving the developer/operator access to industry-leading technology in a model that substantially reduces the risk of trying to build it on its own.”
Chris Dolan, President and CEO of 365 Main commented, ”Some of the densest server deployments in the world are already at our facilities, and OGSi brings us our densest deployment yet. We enjoy working with fast-growing companies that are leading their industries, and OGSi certainly falls into that category. Adding such a high-profile customer to our client list is yet another validation that our data centers are truly the best in the world.”
Online Game Services Inc. has been providing game service business models since 2004. The company now works with a number of online game companies, providing them with fully managed dedicated game hosting services, comprising best-of-breed server and network infrastructure, and expert network design, deployment and operations. OGSi’s “pay-as-you-grow” business model offsets much of the risks and costs associated with online game deployment and operations.
365 Main began with a single data center in San Francisco in 2003 and recently expanded to Los Angeles, Phoenix and Northern Virginia. In each data center the company leases real estate to dedicated hosting providers and large enterprises such as Charles Schwab, Sun Microsystems and Esurance. 365 Main now has nearly one million square feet under management nationwide.
365 Main’s data centers are developed and certified to the highest industry standards and compliance requirements, including SAS70, and feature 24/7/365 power, cooling, connectivity and security capabilities to ensure mission-critical operations and business continuity for tenants. 365 Main is a privately held company based in San Francisco, Calif.
To learn more about Online Game Services, please visit: www.onlinegameservices.com.
For more information about 365 Main, please visit: www.365main.com.