San Jose, California – (The Hosting News) – January 25, 2007 – Customer-centric managed services firm, Global Netoptex Inc. (GNi), has acquired long-term partner Online Game Services, Inc. (OGSi), in a transaction amounting to over approximately $3 million.
The deal is anticipated to strengthen the ability of both companies to provide compelling Ã¢â‚¬Å“pay-as-you-growÃ¢â‚¬Â game hosting solutions to the online games industry. OGSi has been developing its game service provider business model since its inception in June 2004. The company provides leading game companies such as Ping0 LLC and GoPets Ltd. with state-of-the-art, game-specific, dedicated hosting environments, and network services.
James Hursthouse, CEO of OGSi remarked, Ã¢â‚¬Å“OGSi has enjoyed a productive, successful relationship with GNi for the past two years. Combining our two companies clearly strengthens our ability to serve the game industry with innovative hosting solutions. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll also be taking our Ã¢â‚¬Ëœpay-as-you-growÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ model into new areas such as interactive TV, video and music services, and social community websites.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The two companies had previously announced the deployment of more than 1000 IBM BladeServers in a game-specific hosting environment in San Francisco designed to support millions of users across multiple game titles. They expect to have over 4,000 additional servers operational for games clients in 10 datacenters worldwide by the end of 2007. Installed servers include AMD, Intel, and PowerPC based blades configured to customer specifications.
Derek Wise, President and CEO of GNi added, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Acquiring OGSi is a natural progression. By combining their expertise in the games space with ours in managed services, we achieve increased economies of scale and efficiency to better serve our customers.Ã¢â‚¬Â
GNi offers multi-carrier/multi-homed internet transit, managed services and 24×7 Ã¢â‚¬Å“remote handsÃ¢â‚¬Â support to maximize uptime, eliminate points of failure, and provide reliable service for mission-critical applications. The rapidly expanding managed services provider also guarantees 100% percent network availability through its service level agreements.
Online Game Services Inc. has been refining its Game Service Provider business model since its inception in June 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 on-demand “pay-as-you-grow” business model offsets much of the risks and costs associated with online game deployment and operations.
Global Netoptex Inc. is a provider of customer-centric managed Internet services designed to extend customers’ infrastructure while dramatically reducing total cost of ownership. GNi provides the expertise, resources and solutions to meet and exceed customers’ unique onsite and off-site requirements. Services include wired and wireless connectivity, world-class network security, disaster recovery, comprehensive server management and hosting, networking operations and management, and network consulting. GNi’s P.O.W.E.R. (Process Organized with Efficient Resources) methodology was developed to deliver efficient management of peak loads and guaranteed uptime.
To learn more about Online Game Services Inc., please visit: www.onlinegameservices.com.
For more information about Global Netoptex, please visit: www.gni.com.