Edgegap, Colt and CIN launch first edge computing game server

Edgegap, Colt and CIN launch first edge computing game server

Edge computing and infrastructure automation company Edgegap is partnering with Colt Technology Services and CIN to deliver the first ever game server running on true edge computing.

The collaboration will see Edgegap’s technology combined with Colt and CIN’s physical infrastructure network, with London selected as the first location.

Colt’s edge computing platform and network on demand connectivity deployed through CIN’s Street Arc build the underlying digital infrastructure supporting the gaming application, and aims to improve multiplayer gaming experiences for Londoners, as well as eliminate lag and latency issues.

Speaking on the partnership, Mathieu Duperre, CEO and founder of Edgegap, says: “Our work with CIN and Colt emphasizes our commitment to responding to, and meeting the shifting demands of modern multiplayer games. Considering the frequent outages and performance glitches from the industry’s major players, it is obvious that the era of relying solely on expensive centralized infrastructure is coming to an end.

“And, with performance expectations of gamers continuing to rise, we firmly believe in the importance of moving to a more hybrid, distributed approach if those expectations are to be met. We’re truly delighted to be working with Colt and CIN and using our collective strengths to improve the multiplayer gaming experience.”

Edgegap’s on-demand orchestration platform provides unparalleled latency performance and automated scalability for multiplayer games, tailored to meet the needs of studios and publishers.

The company says that the automation helps with traffic management across Edgegap’s distributed cloud network, spanning more than 550 locations worldwide.

“The traditional public cloud, often situated far from both urban and rural populations, is prone to introducing lag between players because of the distances,” adds Mirko Voltolini, vice president of innovation at Colt Technology Services.

“This hampers performance and leads to a lesser multiplayer experience for gamers. Working with Edgegap means we can continue to provide the best level of service for our customers and empower game developers and publishers to give their players the best experience possible.”

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