“i3D.net was created for video games. Since we began our business, we have evolved over the past 20 years into a company that connects online communities on a global scale,” said Stijn Koster, Founder of i3D.net.i3D.net, an international provider of hosting- and infrastructure services from the Netherlands with over 100 Internet hubs in Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia, and global reach, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this week. i3D.net specializes in gaming hosting and says it now serves more than 1 billion users on its hosting platform.
i3D.net currently serves more than 300 million users on its global network. Since the company’s inception, gaming has been at the center of what i3D.net does as a hosting provider. The company initially began by offering consumer game servers to friends, which over time caught the attention of the world’s largest game companies.
Over the past 10 years, i3D.net has been entrusted with multiple AAA games from several developers and publishers, including blockbusters like The Division, FIFA, Battlefield and Rocket League. In 2019, this focus on gaming resulted in Ubisoft’s acquisition of i3D.net. Today, i3D.net serves a variety of game publishers and developers with their hosting and infrastructure services.
i3D.net Hosting: For Video Games
According to i3D.net, one of the main reasons for its success is that the whole infrastructure stack is under their direct control. The servers, the connectivity between them, and the data centers in which the operational infrastructure is deployed, it’s all operated directly by i3D.net. As a result of this strategy, i3D.net can offer a wide range of services to customers to assist with the implementation, scaling, and adoption of their applications globally.
The company’s services are not limited to just online games; the i3D.net network backbone is also the foundation for many of the largest real-time communication platforms and practical applications worldwide. Playing FIFA online with friends, video chatting on Discord, or working in a digital workspace, it’s all made possible by the hosting infrastructure services being delivered on a global scale by i3D.net.
“i3D.net was created for video games. Since we began our business, we have evolved over the past 20 years into a company that connects online communities on a global scale,” said Stijn Koster, Founder of i3D.net. “We provide online gaming services to hundreds of millions of users, and we continue to expand into new regions despite facing increasing challenges in the fields of supply chain, regulations, and travel. I3D.net has been in operation for 20 years and has experienced steady growth, which puts us in a position to connect ever more people from across the world.”