Posted by : Randy Cooper in (CDN)
New performance-optimized network helps boost game download speeds by nearly
New York – February 4, 2010 – As part of continual efforts to better serve
their community of PC and Mac gamers, GamersGate today increased their
download speeds by as much as four times by migrating their game library to
a powerful, performance-optimized Content Delivery Network (CDN) hosted by
leading Internet solutions company, Internap Network Services Corporation.
Effective immediately, users can now download their favorite games faster
and easier than ever before.
"As an online retailer, our first priority is to constantly seek
technological solutions that will help us increase our quality of service to
customers," said Theo Bergquist, CEO of GamersGate. "This transition to an
incredible high speed CDN will greatly decrease the amount of time players
must spend waiting for their favorite games to download."
By hosting their library of thousands of downloadable PC and Mac games on
this new CDN network, GamersGate multiplies, several-fold, the speed at
which their customers can download their favorite video games. Increasing
download speeds is only one facet of GamersGate’s continued dedication to
their philosophy of maintaining the absolute highest quality of service for
gamers across the world.
Internap’s CDN optimizes online game downloading and the overall player
experience through its patented Managed Internet Route OptimizerT (MIRO)
technology, which analyzes network performance characteristics – such as
available bandwidth, delays and packet loss – in real time and ensures that
Internet traffic is routed over the best path 100% of the time.
"As both enterprise and consumer applications and services – including
online gaming – move to cloud-based environments, performance quality will
be critical to end user satisfaction and ultimately to their adoption and
success," said Peter Evans, senior vice president of marketing at Internap.
"With the industry’s only route-optimized CDN, Internap offers organizations
the distinct competitive advantage of an optimized customer experience,
whether that involves downloading and playing online games, streaming video
or utilizing enterprise IT applications."
Look for other convenient services provided by GamersGate, such as their
liberating client-free download platform, their exciting Blue Coin loyalty
program, their newly added chat overlay functionality, and, of course, their
extensive library of thousands of AAA and Indie PC and Mac Games at:
GamersGate is a leading digital distribution platform creating easily
accessible gaming experiences for gamers worldwide – anytime, anywhere.
Viewed as a strong contender in the digital download arena, GamersGate
continues to redefine the download industry and future strategies including
the launch of several accompanying services and comprehensive tools, in
addition to an aggressively growing product portfolio from a wide range of
internationally recognized publishers. http://www.gamersgate.com.
Internap is a leading Internet solutions company that provides The Ultimate
Online ExperienceR by managing, delivering and distributing applications and
content with 100 percent performance and reliability. With a global platform
of data centers, managed Internet services and a content delivery network
(CDN), Internap frees its customers to innovate, improve service levels, and
lower the cost of IT operations. Thousands of companies across the globe
trust Internap to help them achieve their Internet business goals. For more
information, visit http://www.internap.com/.
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