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Product: Ubisoft Uses Internap FCX To Manage Data

Product: Ubisoft Uses Internap FCX To Manage Data

April 11, 2006 | By Jason Dobson

April 11, 2006 | By Jason Dobson
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Performance-based routing solutions provider Internap Network Services Corporation today announced that Ubisoft has expanded its deployment of Internap Flow Control Xcelerator (FCX) 6500s to enable a successful digital asset management solution, route up to 400Mbps in internal traffic and accelerate video content delivery over the Internet.

Ubisoft will use the FCX to accelerate data transfer between data center locations in Canada, China, France and the United States. Internap technology assist with faster rollout of Ubisoft's next-generation video games in up to 10 languages and in over 50 countries worldwide.

"Our developers, software and engineering teams all over the world faced challenges collaborating over the web, which caused delays in meeting timelines setup by the executive team," said Pascal Lacombe, director, Global Network Services, Ubisoft. "Internap's FCX technology far exceeded our expectations by shortening the window of "wait time" amongst marketing, quality control, and testing teams in various cities and time zones worldwide. We can now collaborate faster, more effectively and within timelines and budget," he continued.

Ubisoft's variety of projects involve large volume data transfers over an enterprise network. Three quarters of Ubisoft's 3,000 permanent collaborators spread out over 21 countries are dedicated to game production. Recently, Ubisoft's sales and marketing staff identified an increasing need to effectively manage, edit and transmit screenshots, video and audio files of various sizes between locations, using a Digital Asset Management (DAM) solution that needed to be stable, fast and reliable.

"Ubisoft's decision to deploy FCX equipment to additional locations within months of the initial deployment, speaks to the confidence our customers have in Internap as the performance leader in enabling real-time, Internet applications," said David Abrahamson, vice president of sales, Internap. "We're dedicated to helping them stay ahead of the curve and drive new revenue opportunities from new and growing market segments," he added.


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