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Regardless of your mission, IBM Cloud servers can help you deliver gaming servers that perform and engage.

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Mobile gaming

IBM Cloud has the tools you need to help take your mobile game from side project to the next global sensation.

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Get started with:

Virtual Servers for VPC

  • Provision fast and scale rapidly
  • Up to 80 Gbps network bandwidth per instance
  • Resilient and secure

Mobile Foundation

  • Build faster with App Builder
  • Manage Application Versions
  • Secure your game end to end
  • Supports Android, iOS, Cordova, React Native, Ionic, Web, Windows, Xamarin

Watson Studio

  • Visually prepare and build AI models that enhance game play
  • Deploy and run models through one-click integration
  • Govern and secure open source notebooks

MMORPG

Security, scale and raw performance are all critical in supporting a fully immersive massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) experience. With a catalog from IBM at your disposal, you can deploy an environment at any scale to users across the globe.

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IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

  • Fully Customizable: NVMe, SSD, and Memory tailored to your specific requirements.
  • Nvidia T4 GPU on Intel bare metal
  • Non-GPU dependent AMD bare metal with high core density
  • 10Gbps redundant network ports

IBM Cloudant

  • Serverless - Instantly deploy and scale to meet your requirements.
  • Secure - all data encrypted over the wire and at rest.
  • Zero Vendor Lockin - Cloudant is the only fully managed cloud DB with an open source drop-in replacement in Apache CouchDB.

Blockchain Platform

  • Build digital assets exchanges that are secure and transparent
  • Verify scarcity for in game assets 
  • Enable instant and secure payments across the world 

Multiplayer online battle arena

High speed and low latency are critical to success in this highly competitive genre. The IBM Cloud platform offers the performance and consistency to give your users a competitive edge.

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Get started with:

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

  • Fully managed — workload scale and diversity
  • Secure clusters — highly secure environment with container-level security
  • Services integration — AI, IBM Watson® and blockchain

IBM Cloud Content Delivery Network 

  • Fast, optimized content delivery — fast load times for your applications 
  • Automatic scaling — scale your service globally on over 2,200 points of presence in 36 countries
  • API integration — seamless integration through a full set of APIs

IBM Cloud Object Storage

  • Flexible and scalable cloud storage for your unstructured game data 
  • Automatic cost optimization to lower storage cost each month
  • Built for 99.99999999% reliability*

Let IBM Cloud be your global network backbone

When it comes to in-game interaction, you don’t get a second chance. Real-world latency can kill a game’s reputation and a developer’s success. Each IBM Cloud data center across North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia is connected to the IBM global private network — making data transfers and downloads faster and more efficient. And all IBM Cloud data centers are designed to exceed industry standards and empower you with gaming servers you can rely on.

Security for game hosting

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks can paralyze the delivery of your game to users. See how IBM Cloud Internet Services can mitigate DDoS and similar attacks to keep your customers satisfied. IBM Cloud partners with Cloudflare to make IBM Cloud Internet Services for a product designed to protect public-facing web content and applications before they reach the cloud. Features include UDP filtering, WAF, global load balancing and more.

Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice: IBM Cloud Infrastructure

IBM Cloud has been recognized as a 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide. In markets where there is enough data, Gartner Peer Insights recognizes the vendors that are the most highly rated by their customers through the Customers’ Choice distinction. Read the blog post to learn more.

Skyegrid and IBM are changing the game

Skyegrid was founded to deliver top-tier video games in the cloud for budget gamers. When the business needed a cloud platform to support its service, it chose IBM Cloud and IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers.

Better gaming starts on the IBM Cloud

Chat with sales today to enroll in the startup at IBM program, where you can earn up to USD 120,000 in IBM Cloud credits to help you prepare for your big launch.

Footnote

*20 TB bandwidth included in US, Canada and EU data centers; 5 TB bandwidth included in all other data centers. New prices and offers may not be combined with any other current or future discounts.