San Jose, California – (The Hosting News) – December 19, 2008 – Managed technology services firm, Global Netoptex, Inc. (GNi), has partnered with id Software, to host its QUAKE LIVE Title Infrastructure, as a Service (IaaS) provider.
GNI will host the free-to-play online multiplayer shooter experience, based on the popular QUAKE Arena games, on its expandable DHI environment. Created by id Software as an all-new way to deliver the excitement and energy of first-person multiplayer action to a broader audience, QUAKE LIVE offers game players of all skill levels a totally free and easily accessible multiplayer game and community through a single website at quakelive.com.
Todd Hollenshead, CEO of id Software explained, ”’GNi has significant experience in the hosting of rapidly-scaling online games which solidified them as an excellent choice to host QUAKE LIVE. The back-end systems and infrastructure are critical elements in reliably delivering QUAKE LIVE’s state-of-the-art web interface, and GNi’s ability to scale quickly using their Dedicated Hosting Infrastructure ensures that we always have the immediate and flexible capacity to provide our constantly expanding player base the best game experience on the web.”
Every element of the experience, including friends lists and communication, player skill matching, sponsored events and tournaments, stats tracking, and even the game itself is accessed and delivered free of charge through the web browser.
Philip Bouchard, CEO of GNI noted, ”Id Software is certainly a marquee brand and historically significant in the development of present day online gaming, so to be chosen to be a part of this rollout is a significant honor for GNI. The respective visions of id Software and GNI come together as we continue to see growth in the web-based community model as a strategic venue for reaching dedicated gamers and creating brand loyalty through well executed development and delivery.”
With the massive growth of online gaming, GNi continues to see increasing demand for high-performance, low – latency games infrastructure. With the traditional do-it-yourself model, game developers and publishers have to struggle to meet that demand via risky capital expenditure. IaaS gives game companies flexibility through the elimination of the need to purchase servers, software, data center space or network equipment.
Developers and publishers see dividends by releasing games online, and are more likely to utilize this IaaS model as a way to release new games without large-scale infrastructure investment. To get more information about QUAKE LIVE and sign up to participate in the ongoing beta, please visit www.quakelive.com.
id Software (taken from the id – defined by Freud as the primal section of the human psyche) the firm is located in Mesquite, Texas, and was founded in 1991. id Software provides technical, design and artistic leadership as an independent game developer and technology provider. id’s brands such as Wolfenstein, DOOM, QUAKE and Enemy Territory, have become staples of popular culture for generations of gamers.
GNi offers a range of networking, internet transit and consultancy services, providing 24/7 facilities for the hosting and management of customers’ critical data, applications and networks. Data center facilities are located throughout California in San Francisco, San Jose, El Segundo, Sacramento, Oakland as well as Chandler Arizona, Frankfurt Germany, and Tokyo, Japan. GNi has been specializing in the provisioning of high grade hosting solutions for games and digital media companies for over three years making them a leading industry veteran. GNi provides games companies with fully-managed, dedicated game hosting services, comprising best-of-breed server and network infrastructure, and expert network design, deployment and operation.
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