Leading game developer chooses Equinix to support free-to-play
platform for Massively Multiplayer Online action games
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & FRANKFURT, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 3, 2013--
Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection
center company, today announced that Wargaming,
the award-winning online game developer in the free-to-play Massively
Multiplayer Online (MMO) market, is expanding into Equinix’s Campus
Kleyer data center in Frankfurt, Germany.
Highlights / Key Facts
Already located in Equinix’s Amsterdam data center, Wargaming’s
expansion into Campus Kleyer will enable it to take advantage of two
Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®)
data centers and benefit from access to an even greater number of
network partners along with additional capacity to grow its business
with Platform Equinix™.
By deploying in Campus Kleyer, Wargaming can connect with over 4,000
digital content, cloud and finance companies within Platform Equinix.
The security and location of Campus Kleyer, along with its broad
choice of network connectivity partners, will ensure reduced latency
as well as delivery of a consistently high-quality gaming experience
With more than 450 network operators, Campus Kleyer is one of the most
highly connected sites in Europe. Acting as a global hub, Campus
Kleyer will provide Wargaming with access to all five continents and
support the company’s recently launched portal – Wargaming.net – that
has been designed to bring all the game developers’ titles under one
globally integrated platform.
In addition to being able to access all the developers’ titles through
the portal, gamers will also benefit from faster response to player
reactions and reduced lag.
Reitenbach, managing director, Wargaming Interactive GmbH:
expansion into Equinix’s Campus Kleyer data center in Frankfurt was
the next logical step in our commitment to providing the best possible
experience for our players. Equinix Amsterdam proved it could deliver
a reliable, reduced latency service helping us to drive a better
gaming experience and give us an edge against our MMO gaming
competitors. Frankfurt is the most important interconnection hub for
networks throughput in Europe and locating there provides access to
all the major providers and peering partners, allowing us to optimize
connectivity to all gaming markets in Western and Eastern Europe.”
Theunissen, CMO, Equinix EMEA:
predicted growth of the online gaming market estimated to be over $117
billion by 2015, it’s crucial that online gaming companies have a
scalable and secure infrastructure to underpin and capitalize on
growth opportunities. The high network density and interconnectivity
opportunities offered at Campus Kleyer make it a strategically
significant location and crucial to supporting Wargaming’s aim of
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and
one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Founded as a
privately held company in 1998, Wargaming has shipped more than 15
titles and employs over 1500 people across such key regions as North
America, Europe, Russia, Asia, and Australia.
Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series
dedicated to mid-20th century warfare that will include the company's
flagship armored MMO World of Tanks, launched in April 2011 and
currently boasting 55 million players worldwide, the flight combat World
of Warplanes, named one of the most anticipated MMOs, and the naval
World of Warships, scheduled for release in 2013.
In June 2012, Wargaming announced the Wargaming.net Service, the
epicenter of the online battle gaming universe that will gather the
series under a single portal - www.wargaming.net.
Official website: www.wargaming.com
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), connects more than 4,000 companies
directly to their customers and partners inside the world’s most
networked data centers. Today, businesses leverage the Equinix
interconnection platform in 31 strategic markets across the Americas,
EMEA and Asia-Pacific. www.equinix.com
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve
risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from
expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that
might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the
challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX centers and
developing, deploying and delivering Equinix services; unanticipated
costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have
acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant
revenue from customers in recently built out or acquired data centers;
failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to
time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to
generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or
outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key
customers; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix’s
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see
Equinix’s recent quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities
and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from
Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the
forward-looking information contained in this press release.
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Source: Equinix, Inc.
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