Internap Powers GameRail Network

High-speed gaming network GameRail is now using intelligent routing services from Internap (INAP) to provide low latency connections to its audience of hard-core gaming customers, the companies announced today. Internap helps aggregate local broadband traffic and activity on to GameRail’s nationwide private network, which connects users directly to game sites.

GameRail operates a high speed network that directly connects online game players to servers hosting popular games. GameRail’s business model is to deliver superior performance to its subscribers by peering directly with ISPs, universities and game server providers (GSPs). Low latency (“lag”) is crucial in multiplayer first-person shooter games like CounterStrike, where a slow connection can leave a player at a competitive disadvantage.

“When 20 milliseconds is a matter of ‘life and death’

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.