Ziff Davis Game Group has moved the servers for its 1UP Network of Web properties to 365 Main's San Francisco data center. Among the sites moving to the new location are 1UP.com, GameVideos.com, MyCheats.com and the Gazerk.com search engine, which searches the web for game-related content. The 1Up Network serves more than 120 million pages a month to its audience.
The Game Group had been hosting the network at a data center in New Jersey and managing it from San Francisco, which created some logistical challenges. "It was difficult to maintain the data center remotely, and it was a bit complicated when it came to accounting for shared bandwidth and storage," said John Wegis, chief technology officer of Ziff Davis' 1UP Network. "Plus we wanted to be able to send IT people on-site quickly, which just wasn't possible in that situation." The servers are now in a colo environment a few blocks away from Ziff Davis Game Group's office in downtown San Francisco.
"The gaming industry accounts for more than $10 billion dollars in annual revenues and has become a significant opportunity for the advertising world," said Chris Dolan, CEO of 365 Main. "Anyone who knows gamers knows how passionate they are about getting the latest news and reviews, no matter what time of day or night it is. We understand that and appreciate Ziff Davis Game Group's vote of confidence in us to keep their network up and running at all times."
Ziff Davis Game Group publishes magazines including Electronic Gaming Monthly, Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine, and Computer Gaming World, as well as the 1UP Network.