Interxion, a leading European operator of carrier-neutral data centres, today announced an agreement with Multiplay, one of Europe’s leading Gaming Service Providers, to provide equipment housing and connectivity in Interxion’s London data centre to enable the delivery of faster content to its users.
Multiplay's online services were launched in December 2002, and the company has grown to be one of Europe's leading Gaming Service Providers. In Summer 2009 Multiplay's online gaming service passed the 3,500 server milestone for the first time offering a total of over 60,000 concurrent player slots.
Due to the nature of its business, Multiplay must have ultra-low-latency connectivity and guaranteed availability. Interxion’s data centres provide a highly secure physical location with advanced infrastructure. High-density power configurations are also available, with industry-leading Quality of Service levels and availability and 24x7 secure access to equipment.
Interxion also provides industry-leading connectivity, hosting PoPs for 15 leading European Internet Exchanges and over 500 carriers and network service providers across Europe. Multiplay connects directly with the London Internet Exchange (LINX) infrastructure in Interxion’s London data centre, enabling them to peer directly with BT and a number of other large networks, which lowers costs and at the same time keeps latency between the player and the server down to a minimum, giving the user the best possible online gaming experience.
“Interxion has enabled us to scale up our services while simultaneously improving the gaming experience,” said Craig Fletcher, Managing Director of Multiplay.“Our servers are deployed in a high-power-density configuration in order to optimise the use of space, and our link to LINX has helped us to deliver an even greater customer experience while driving down connection costs.”
“We are pleased to provide the space, the power and the connectivity that keeps Multiplay’s customers on the edge of their seats,” said Greg McCulloch, Managing Director, Interxion UK.“As the gaming community grows real time game play is becoming increasingly popular, we hope that the quality of our infrastructure and the power and connectivity options we offer will set us apart as the provider of choice.”
Interxion is a leading European operator of carrier-neutral data centres. Headquartered in Schiphol-Rijk, The Netherlands, Interxion serves its customers from 25 carrier-neutral data centres located in 13 cities across 11 European countries. Interxion serves network and carrier-based, hosting and enterprise customers who require professionally managed and strictly controlled physical environments within which to operate mission-critical applications and computer systems. Interxion’s data centres offer cost effective and fast access to multiple local and global communication networks. For more information please visit www.interxion.com.
Multiplay (UK) Limited was incorporated in May 1997. After running a number of smaller 25-150 player LAN events, Multiplay hosted‘Insomnia99’, a 300-player event. This spawned the‘I-Series’ events, and the success of these also resulted in Multiplay UK's other events and services, including the‘StratLan’ events and the birth (2002) and growth of the company's game and web server hosting. Today, Multiplay is one of the larger Game Server Providers in Europe, offering a total of almost 50,000 concurrent gaming slots from over 3,000 servers. Multiplay also has agreements with companies such as Electronic Arts to host official "ranked" servers for certain games. For more information please visit www.multiplay.co.uk
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