London, 16th September 2009– dx the leading custom hosting solution and services provider dedicated to the games industry, is pleased to announce that it is providing infrastructure, hosting and IP transit as part of a strategic alliance with Jenkins Software LLC developers of RakNet™ a high performance C++ network engine for games.
In addition to supplying resources directly to Jenkins Software to further support the development of RakNet™, dx will also be working closely with Jenkins Software LLC to provide servers and hosting infrastructure directly to RakNet™ licensees.
Dominic Silk, CEO of dx said“Our relationship with Jenkins Software illustrates dx’s ongoing commitment to supporting multi-player game development. More importantly the alliance makes available resources to smaller, independent developers, at reduced cost - underlining dx’s position as a devoted partner for any sized venture deploying online”.
Kevin Jenkins, CEO of Jenkins Software LLC said“By working with dx, RakNet™ is able to provide its customers a high quality hosting solution for NAT traversal, directory services, lobbies, and rooms. dx's worldwide presence and customization options enables developers to quickly test a wide range deployment scenarios in a cost effective manner. In addition our licensees will be able to call upon dx’s infrastructure at preferential rates demonstrating Jenkins Software LLC’s loyalty to its customers”.
Raknet™ is a leading cross-platform C++ game networking engine. It is designed to be a high performance, easy to integrate and complete solution for games and other applications. RakNet's licensees include AAA developers Epic Games China, Sony Online Entertainment, Double Helix, and Codemasters. RakNet has been used in games shipped on Windows™, Linux, the PS3™, the XBOX 360™, and the iPhone™. For more information visit http://www.jenkinssoftware.com
A leading custom hosting solutions provider dedicated to the games industry, dx understands the special needs of games companies. Using a multi-homed network infrastructure and Tier 4 data centres in Europe and the USA dx delivers the performance, reliability and crucially the economy, needed to ensure stunning gameplay and a faultless end user experience.
dx clients include some of the biggest names in gaming with deployments ranging from latency sensitive First Person Shooter clusters, complex MMORPG server farms, robust web and dB driven applications through to business continuity cover. The knowledgeable and experienced dx team have been at the heart of online gaming and managed services for over two decades. For more information visit www.dx.net.