Hi-Rez Studios renews Hosting Agreement partnership with INAP

Hi-Rez Studios, the studio behind the games SMITE, Paladins, and Hand of the Gods, has announced a multi-year renewal agreement for managed hosting and network services at INAP’s Atlanta data centre.

After 10 years of partnership, Hi-Rez chose to stay with INAP due to their ability to support a flexible managed hosting solution built to improve scalability and redundancy. This includes a completely redesigned storage platform to fulfill Hi-Rez’s critical low latency needs.

“Our relationship with INAP has been one of partnership over the years,” said Todd Harris, Co-Founder & COO of Hi-Rez Studios. “INAP’s understanding of our business model and its willingness to provide a customized solution to fit our needs for scalability, redundancy and low latency made our decision to relocate and extend our agreement an easy one.”

Alongside the new hosting design, improvements are being made to Hi-Rez’s network set-up that increases redundancy and ensures 100% uptime for their games. Hi-Rez will also utilize INAP’s new CloudConnection service in Atlanta. This will provide direct connectivity to AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud.

“We are pleased to continue our work with Hi-Rez,” said Mike Higgins, INAP COLO’s Sr. Vice President of Sales and Customer Service. “Hi-Rez has been a valued customer of INAP for the last 10 years. Through our continued partnership, our engineers worked collaboratively with the Hi-Rez team to redesign their managed hosting environment to support their current and future infrastructure needs including the expansion of their games from PC to mobile.”

As part of staying in partnership with INAP, Hi-Rez will be migrating their managed hosting environment from INAP’s partner site in Atlanta to INAP’s primary facility in downtown Atlanta.


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