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    The game is on to capture and please players around the world. Gamers expect:

    Faster development cycles No-lag game play A flawless overall user experience

    To meet these demands, game developers and publishers need infrastructure with:

    Scalability Performance High availability Global reach

    SoftLayer bare metal and virtual servers are available in real time, so you can scale on demand to meet high amounts of traffic.

    Our global footprint, high-speed network, and CDN give end users a high-performance experience.

    Our unique network design lets you unify any of our services, anywhere in the world, into a seamless solution controlled through a single management system.

    Take your game to the next level. Develop, test, and publish on the SoftLayer cloud platform.

    Performance SoftLayer has physical and virtual servers that can meet your most rigorous development, testing, and production demands.

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    Our public network features more than 2,000Gbps of bandwidth, and offers unmetered inbound traffic, ensuring fast game play for all users. Our proprietary private network connects your geographically dispersed servers to each other securely with low latency. And when you need to access your server directly, connect to it securely across its free out-of-band IPMI connections.

    Cloud that kicks aaS for Gaming.

    Control Control your entire SoftLayer infrastructure via our robust API, Command Line Interface, easy-to-use Web portal, or mobile apps for iOS, Android, or Windows Phone.

    Scalability SoftLayer servers and services are billed by the hour or by the month with no long-term contracts, so you can scale up and down as you need and only pay for what you use.

    Exceptional Network Performance

  • 2015 SoftLayer Technologies. All Rights Reserved.Build the future.

    NVIDIA GRID Gaming

    High definition streaming games demand the most powerful processing resources, and the NVIDIA GRID GPU line delivers. GRID cards are tested and produced for a crisp, responsive, and professional graphics experience. Think of it as a gaming supercomputer in the cloud, built by NVIDIA.

    SoftLayer is able to get us all the performance and bandwidth that we need in an extremely flexible way that suits our industry and our product requirements. Florian Juergs,CEO for KUULUU

    We have a worldwide user base, and a lot of our users are abroad or in America, we needed a provider that could give us a dependable, global solution that would bring us closer to them and provide them with a top-notch, seamless experience. After some careful research, we chose SoftLayer, and weve been very happy with the service ever since.Etienne Jambou,CMO for Magma Mobile

    Getting additional resources to meet game launch deadlines

    Deploy additional Web servers on demand to meet traffic demands and increase overall performance.

    Creating testing environments that match production

    Test and deploy in the same environment with matching hardware on production servers.

    Preventing lag in game play for a globally diverse user base

    Get content out to a diverse user base quicker via the SoftLayer content delivery network.

    Keeping user information safe

    Deploy one of our dedicated hardware firewalls to protect one, multiple, or even all servers that share the same VLAN for the highest assurance of security.

    Challenges and Solutions