Application hosting and infrastructure service provider i3D.net, recently acquired by game publisher Ubisoft, has announced that it moved its gaming platform to Equinix—integrating into 38 Equinix International Business Exchange data centres across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe.
The partnership with Equinix is aimed at gaining closer proximity to i3D.net’s end users as online gaming activity has doubled for the service provider.
In a press release, Equinix and i3D.net said widespread cloud adoption and access have changed the way video and mobile games are developed and played, and supporting digital infrastructures need to be re-architected to enable scalability and a more immersive gaming experience.
Equinix will provide i3D.net with a global infrastructure that offers the requisite processing power and network speed to perform game development builds quickly, using a point-to-point approach. It allocates gaming traffic to burst into multiple cloud accounts that gamers need from AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure, through the interconnection of multiple exchanges.
i3D.net is deployed at Equinix locations including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Dubai, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Madrid, Milan, Paris, São Paulo, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sweden, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Warsaw and Washington, D.C.