Carrier-neutral data center provider eStruxture from Canada is now partnering with La Guilde Du Jeu Vidéo Du Québec. This partnership would enable independent and international Quebec-based players from the video game industry to access colocation, connectivity, cloud computing and IT-managed services at preferred pricing.
With 245 members, La Guilde du jeux vidéo du Québec is a non-profit organization that brings together independent and international video game developers, creators, educational institutions and entrepreneurs in related fields based in Quebec.
“As a representative of the entire video game ecosystem in Quebec, we want to create networks that represent added value for our members,” said Nadine Gelly, Executive Director of La Guilde du jeu vidéo du Québec. “This partnership with eStruxture reinforces this commitment, in addition to helping them stay at the cutting edge of technology and thereby helping them grow by offering them a variety of services.”
Additionally, the partnership allows video game developers, creators, educational institutions and entrepreneurs that are members of La Guilde to benefit from a discount on eStruxture’s solutions and services, including colocation, StudioCloud rendering services, connectivity to a vast ecosystem of network carriers and service providers, and managed services.
Canadian Video Game Market
“At eStruxture, we recognize the importance of the gaming market and the positive effects of video games on people during the pandemic as they look for new ways to be entertained, to socialize and to connect with their family and friends,” said Todd Coleman, President & CEO, eStruxture. “We believe in the cooperative approach adopted by La Guilde and are excited to support their mission and help the industry thrive through our partnership.”
The Canadian video game market is a staggering size, surpassing both the nation’s music and cinema industries. Out of the 700 active game development studios in Canada, 82% are based in Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia.
eStruxture is set up to support data-intensive game development workloads in Quebec, with three data centers in Montreal offering high-density deployments and partnerships with cloud enablers and cloud providers that provide “ultra-low latency” connectivity options. Moreover, eStruxture’s facilities based in Vancouver and Calgary offer geo-redundant protection, as well as an extended reach.