New performance-optimized network helps boost game download speeds by nearly 400%
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 Optimizer™ (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: http://www.gamersgate.com
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 Experience® 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, visitwww.internap.com.
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TriplePoint for GamersGate
Davies Murphy Group for Internap