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A Few Lesser-Known Facts About PlayStation Now’s Cloud-Based Infrastructure

Dylan Z of iGR reports: "Back in August we reported that Sony was bringing in Rackspace (OpenStack) architects and developers to support GaiKai in the creation of their cloud-based gaming service, which has been officially revealed at PlayStation Now."

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XiSasukeUchiha1800d ago

Cool I'm keeping this in mind

scott1821800d ago (Edited 1800d ago )

"At this point, OpenStack is utilized by over 132 countries worldwide."

Shouldn't be a problem getting Gaikai into other countries after the beta with Sony using openstack plus gaikai servers.

Volkama1800d ago

That's a bit of a deceiving stat. I spent a good couple of years in hosting. Nothing like the size of Rackspace, but I'd say my company were utilised by about 30 countries. All our servers were in Kent, so it's hardly applicable to latency-sensitive streaming.

Still, interesting service. MS recently dismissed it as impractical, and they have Azure ready to go. If Sony do pull it off well then somebody at MS headquarters will have some explaining to do in their next performance review :)

scott1821800d ago

ah, good point I didn't think of that, I believe they do have servers in other countries though, but I have no idea where... It should help out the Gaikai servers and with some latency I would imagine.

scott1821800d ago (Edited 1800d ago )

double post :/