EvoSwitch plays host to Codemasters

31 August 2010 ¨C Carbon neutral data centre, EvoSwitch, today announced that it has been selected by Codemasters, the international developer and publisher of video games, as its data centre of choice. Under terms of the agreement, EvoSwitch will host Codemasters Online European presence.

The new data centre service will benefit Codemasters Online¡¯s customers as well as boost its green credentials.  Using EvoSwitch¡¯s energy-efficient data centre, which is powered by green energy, will help Codemasters reduce energy consumption improving the company¡¯s carbon footprint.  EvoSwitch also boasts 99.99 percent uptime, which is the most important aspect of the ultimate online gaming experience, alongside speed. 

EvoSwitch was part of an initial trial period which resulted in the games developer deciding to use the data centre to host its servers for European online operations.  ¡°EvoSwitch met all the criteria required to deliver resilient and efficient services to our Online Environment, ensuring our customer reap the benefit of our decision¡±, said Stephen Brown, MMO technical services manager at Codemasters. ¡°Added value to Codemasters is also the ability of delivering quality services at a lower cost to the environment.  EvoSwitch data centre design using green energy, consumes up to 50 percent less energy than its closest competitors without compromising the service, which was appealing.¡±

Eric Boonstra, managing director of EvoSwitch, commented: ¡°We are proud to have been selected by Codemasters and look forward to delivering technically improved and more environmentally sound data centre services to their customers. Our aim is to provide a robust IT environment for companies who wish to reduce their carbon footprint and offer round-the-clock support to ensure a continuously available service to their customers.¡±