Houston, Texas – (The Hosting News) – July 27, 2007 – The Planet privately held dedicated hosting company, has completed a direct connection with facilities-based network operator, GameRail, under which subscribers will have access to all game servers on The Planet’s network, across six data centers in Houston and Dallas.
Will Charnock, Vice President of Technology at The Planet remarked, ”The Planet has always been a destination for competitive online league gaming events. With this peering connection, GameRail is able to extend the reach of our customers to additional cities with a hyper-competitive, low latency and smooth connection to the online gamer.”
The Planet is widely recognized as a first choice for major game server hosts and online game players. With the new connection, GameRail subscribers will be able to bypass the congested and high-latency Internet with a private line straight to their desired game server at The Planet.
John Alden, Vice President of Business Development at GameRail added, ”With the addition of The Planet to our network, our subscribers will see a substantial increase in the desired content titles and game play environments they prefer. The Planet’s powerful network performance and reliability provide optimum connections for serious online gamers.”
Online multiplayer computer gaming is one of the fastest growing entertainment activities in the U.S., with more than 40 million people now playing regularly. GameRail recently introduced the first and only network designed to meet the speed and quality needs of the online gaming community. GameRail’s bypass network delivers a ”direct-connect” from the game player to the game host, and avoids the congestion and inefficient routing paths of the regular Internet.
Progression LLC, a Missouri LLC, dba GameRail, is a facilities-based network operator that directly connects game players with broadband to game hosts and vice versa, thereby eliminating game play degrading high latency hops on the Internet. GameRail has interconnection facilities in eight major US markets including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, Seattle and St. Louis.
The Planet’s network is designed to be without single points of failure, which means the network operates with full redundancy for its core routers and distribution switches. The company also offers carrier diversity, with connections to seven Tier-1 telecommunications providers. As a result, customers never face obstacles or suffer from poor peering connections, sub-optimal routing paths, or congested or oversold networks that limit the power, speed and availability of their sites.
Ultimately, The Planet endeavors to provide the following:
- High level of network capacity and speed to deliver peak performance
- Instant scalability to handle even the largest spikes in network traffic
- Parallel, redundant, multi-tiered network routing and switching architecture to assure reliability and stability
- Multiple layer network security that prevents Delayed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks from harming businesses
- Knowledgeable experts with a passion for excellence and a commitment to operate the best networks in the business
The Planet is a leading provider of On Demand IT Infrastructure solutions, hosting more than 22,000 small and medium size businesses and 2.8 million web sites worldwide, using the best choice of servers, software tools and support, backed by state-of-the-art facilities and network connectivity.
To learn more about GameRail, please visit: www.gamerail.com.
For more information about The Planet, please visit: www.theplanet.com.