There was some big noise at the recent E3 games conference, not least the revival of Atari into the hardware business as well as the launch of the new Xbox One X console. The hype and attention that these news stories have gathered since the conference sheds light on the importance and popularity of the gaming industry. The biggest draw for fans is arguably the latest developments in online gaming across all platforms. This is also the biggest appeal for data centre operators, the backbone of online gaming and a critical driver for its success. This is according to Aegis Data, colocation data centre providers.
The global online gaming sector has trebled since 2005, with an estimated 65 per cent of households owning a device for playing games. The growth in sophisticated graphics and higher processing has been a key benefactor of the industry, which in turn profits from the infrastructure, connectivity and storage provided by the data centre industry, as Greg McCulloch, CEO of Aegis Data comments: