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Multiplay Chooses Gamer Hosting Specialist RapidSwitch to Power UK Expansion

  (February 04, 2014)
Multiplay Chooses Gamer Hosting Specialist RapidSwitch to Power UK Expansion

Maidenhead, United Kingdom (PRWEB) February 04, 2014

Leading UK dedicated server company RapidSwitch has been selected by Multiplay, one of the worlds largest hosts of online gaming servers, to power its expansion in the UK.

RapidSwitch will provide Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for Multiplay as the global gaming service provider looks to grow its customer base in the UK. RapidSwitch has already installed a range of servers for Multiplay in its Maidenhead data centre to provide UK-based hosting for games like EA Battlefield 4 and games with large community followings, such as Minecraft, Rust, and DayZ. RapidSwitchs on-demand approach to the deployment of physical hardware mimics the scalability of virtualised platforms but with the full power of a physical system.

Will Lowther, Head of Online at Multiplay, said: Our target is to grow our customer base in the UK, particularly among makers of independent games, so we need a reliable and flexible hosting partner who can set up new and powerful infrastructure on demand. Thats why we chose RapidSwitch because it has the technical and management expertise to provision the hardware needed to support maximum online gaming experience in the most cost efficient way.


Multiplay hosts one of the biggest online gaming networks in the world incorporating over 25,000 servers at 27 locations across the globe. It works with high-level developers to the consumers who purchase and play their products. RapidSwitch has created an infrastructure for Multiplay to service development in one of its biggest regions, the UK, based on latest generation Dell servers to deliver the best performance.

Neil Christie, Commercial Director for RapidSwitch, said: The on demand infrastructure model we are providing for Multiplay ensures an unrivalled level of performance of physical hardware but with complete flexibility over the availability of each system. Whatever the games requirements are, we can create the bespoke infrastructure needed to ensure the best consumer experience and, together with Multiplays innovative software platform, deliver the optimum gaming experience for maximum enjoyment.

RapidSwitch is one of the UKs leading providers of dedicated server hosting and part of cloud company iomart Group plc. It has established Points of Presence (PoPs) in Atlanta, Phoenix, Boston, Los Angeles, Dallas, New Jersey and Chicago, creating a transatlantic network connection for UK customers who require multi-geographic platforms across the globe.

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About RapidSwitch

RapidSwitch is one of the UKs leading dedicated server companies. Based in Maidenhead, Berkshire, it hosts over 10,000 servers for a wide range of clients. Founded in 1999, RapidSwitch has grown rapidly and has a well-deserved reputation for excellent customer service. RapidSwitch is a subsidiary of AIM-listed iomart Group plc http://www.rapidswitch.com.

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