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Gamestream Scales Their Industry Leading Gaming-as-a-Service Solution with NETGEAR’s M4300

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Gamestream is an innovative cloud gaming company that brings next-generation solution to their customers : Gaming is now possible without a console or a high-end PC. The technology provide a high quality, adaptable, cloud entertainment solution focused around Media Groups, Telecom Operators, Hospitality Agencies and Game Publishers. As a core part of their business, their on-site datacenters require powerful equipment to provide the high speed and high quality experience that their customers have come to expect.

Olivier Lebigot is Gamestream’s CTO and has been a pioneer within the cloud gaming business, starting in the gaming industry over 20 years ago when it was in its infancy. About 3 years ago he joined Gamestream from start with the idea that he was going to take everything he’d learned in the prior years and build a cloud gaming platform based on quality user experience above all.

CHALLENGE:

With their unique technology and solution, it is not a surprise Gamestream is growing quickly. They needed to scale rapidly while improving deployment infrastructures. Chief Technology Officer, Olivier Lebigot understands the importance of quality when it comes to gaming thus, they took on enterprise switching products as a solution. However, it was soon obvious that as their business grew the enterprise switches were not going to fit into their business model at scale as the cost was too high.

One option they considered was a smaller networking company, but they ran into global deployment and transactional issues. The difficulty of getting equipment shipped and installed internationally was going to really inhibit their business.

They need to be able to get their customers up and running very quickly. They specifically needed something that was easily configurable, highly scalable, supported IPv6 and was high performance.

SOLUTION:

Through working closely with NETGEAR, Gamestream has implemented 9 M4300s in 2 countries, supporting two of their largest customers.

RESULTS:

Gamestream has seen improved performance and ease of management, all at 20% of the cost of what they were spending before. The systems have been more than capable of providing the exceptional game streaming quality that customers have come to expect, especially from their larger clients.

From an operational point of view, execution time was imperative and NETGEAR has been able to provide the support needed to get Olivier’s global projects off the ground on time and resolve their growing pains.

FUTURE:

Later in 2018, Gamestreams plans to continue deploying more M4300s to support their current customers growth (up to roughly 2000 servers). They will also continue developing their offer around the world.