Web Hosting Provider The Planet Announces Connection with Network Operator GameRail

July 17, 2007
July 17, 2007 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) –Web hosting provider The Planet (http://www.theplanet.com) has announced a connection with “facilities-based” network operator, GameRail (http://www.gamerail.com). The new relationship will enable GameRail subscribers to have direct access to all game servers on The Planet’s network and across its six data centers in Houston and Dallas.

GameRail “works exclusively in the online gaming community” and The Planet, which bills itself as “the world’s largest privately held dedicated hosting company”, is popular with major game server hosts and online game players. The relationship between the two enables GameRail subscribers to “bypass the congested and high-latency Internet with a private line straight to their desired game server at The Planet”.

“The Planet has always been a destination for competitive online league gaming events,” explained Will Charnock, Vice President of Technology at The Planet. “With this peering connection, GameRail is able to extend the reach of our customers to additional cities with a hyper-competitive, low latency and smooth connection to the online gamer.”

“With the addition of The Planet to our network, our subscribers will see a substantial increase in the desired content titles and game play environments they prefer,” added John Alden, Vice President of Business Development at GameRail. “The Planet’s powerful network performance and reliability provide optimum connections for serious online gamers.”

GameRail has introduced a network designed specifically to “meet the speed and quality needs of the online gaming community” – currently 40 million people in the US and growing fast. The network offers a “direct-connect” to the game host avoiding congestion and inefficient routing.



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