Wargaming.net Reveals Details on World of Tanks Data Center in North America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

London, UK— 25th February 2011— Wargaming.net announced today the company is using Caronet data center facilities for operating its highly-anticipated MMO action game WORLD OF TANKS in North America. Caronet owns and operates a large private data center complex specializing in reliable infrastructure to enable totally fail-safe online operations.

With the ever growing expansion of the video game industry into more and more arenas, Caronet has positioned itself as an incubator for new and emerging technologies as well as an innovator in the design and architecture necessary to facilitate the next level of content delivery.  Its uniquely designed network is both fully redundant and self-healing from top to bottom with a collapsed core/distribution layer to better facilitate truly remarkable amounts of bandwidth.  

“We considered several data centers before launching World of Tanks for North America. We were fortunate to meet the Caronet team,” said Marat Karpeko, COO at Wargaming.    “Caronet fully satisfies our requirements to operate the intensive development environment we need to deliver a complete set of services expected in an ace-high MMO game.  Their attention to specific details, however minute, plus their level of interpersonal communication really sets them far apart from the rest of the data centers we have worked with in the past. Expanding upon what we had and giving us invaluable input back and forth made the integration seamless.”

“Wargaming came to us looking for a company where quality and resiliency are core values with a strong reputation for delivering high performance solutions.  We were able to easily meet that requirement since those are the attributes that define who we are,” says Mike White, President of Caronet. “We are excited to provide WarGaming.net with the reliable and scalable computing infrastructure that will allow them to painlessly grow its business and online community.”

Join the beta at (North American server): http://game.worldoftanks.com/registration

Join the beta at (European Server): http://game.worldoftanks.eu/registration

For more information on World of Tanks, visit http://www.worldoftanks.com.

For more information about Caronet visit http://www.caro.net

About World of Tanks

World of Tanks is the first and only team-based massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with other steel cowboys all over the world. Your arsenal includes more than 150 armored vehicles from America, Germany, and the Soviet Union, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.

A flexible system of authentic vehicle upgrade and development allows you to try any of the vehicles and weapons in the game. Whether you prefer to exhaust your foes with fast and maneuverable light tanks, make deep breaches in enemy lines with all-purpose medium tanks, use the force of giant tanks to eliminate opposing armored forces, or become a heavy sniper with long-range howitzers, each unit type has its own advantages and can be extremely effective when operated by a true tank ace.

But being a great tank commander alone isn't enough to win! In World of Tanks, it’s all about teamwork. Victory is achieved by combining your combat skills with those of the other members of your team, each playing their own role on the battlefield. Just add your favorite strategy to build your own iron empire and manifest the indisputable authority of the tank! Feel the TANK POWER!

About Wargaming.net

Wargaming.net is an award-winning strategy game specialist, incorporated in the UK. Its 140-strong development team is located in Minsk, Belarus. Since 1998, the company has shipped 13 titles, including acclaimed Massive Assault series, Order of War RTS published by Square Enix, and three add-ons for Blitzkrieg II. Wargaming.net's Operation Bagration RTS was awarded the Best Strategy Game of 2008 at Russian Game Developers Conference (KRI). At KRI 2009 and 2010 Wargaming.net was named The Best Developer Company from ex-USSR. At KRI 2010 World of Tanks won“Best MMO” prize.

About Caro.net

Caronet has been an established global data center and IT Infrastructure solutions provider since 1995.   Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, Caronet operates one of the largest wholly-owned data center complexes in the Southeastern United States.   Its IT infrastructure hosted solutions are engineered to an exceptionally high standard to achieve the greatest level of speed, reliability and availability possible with today’s technology. With superior engineering and leading technology Caronet provides enterprise cloud, managed hosting and colocation services to businesses of all kinds from all geographies.  For more information contact sales@caro.net

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Media Contact:

Mike Belton

Head of PR and Marketing

Wargaming.net

mike@wargaming.net

 

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