Gaming Giant Ubisoft Buys Managed Hosting Company i3D.net

 

i3D.net Stijn Koster
“With Ubisoft’s backing, we greatly enhance our global reach while continuing to function as an independent managed hosting provider for gaming companies and for a broad range of organizations,” said Stijn Koster, CEO, i3D.net.

Ubisoft, the France-based global creator, publisher and distributor of popular games such as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, For Honor, Just Dance, Watch Dogs, as well as Tom Clancy’s video game series, has acquired managed hosting provider i3D.net. Headquartered in the Netherlands, i3D.net serves many of the largest game developers and publishers worldwide. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

With 50 million gamers using their servers daily, i3D.net would be one of the world’s top-10 most connected hosting provider networks, delivering flexibility and scalable reach to 3,000 global customers through 33 data centers around the world. The acquisition adds “state-of-the-art” online infrastructure while strengthening Ubisoft’s ability to deliver “high-quality” online experiences to its communities. I3D.net would continue to operate as an independent managed hosting provider.

“We are continuing to build our online operations in order to deliver games and services that strongly enhance our players’ experience,” said Yves Guillemot, co-founder and CEO of Ubisoft. “By adding i3D.net’s expertise and technologies to ours, we are leaping years’ ahead in our journey to deliver best in class service connectivity and performance to our players. i3D.net will continue to deliver state-of-the-art services to its clients and will benefit from our long-term support.”

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Ubisoft Assassin's Creed

€1,732 Million

Founded in 2002, i3D.net has rapidly grown to become one of the leading online infrastructure services and managed hosting solution providers in the world. Connected to 29 Internet exchanges and with a team of highly specialized technical engineers, i3D.net’s network offers global audiences low latency access to the i3D.net One Platform.

“With Ubisoft’s backing, we greatly enhance our global reach while continuing to function as an independent managed hosting provider for gaming companies and for a broad range of organizations,” said Stijn Koster, CEO, i3D.net. “We’re looking forward to this next step in our partnership with Ubisoft and to continue providing our customers with the high-quality service and dedication they expect from us.”

For the 2017-18 fiscal year Ubisoft generated Net Bookings of €1,732 million. This acquisition of i3D.net is expected to close before the end of the fiscal year.

The announcement follows the news earlier this year when 3D.net announced the acquisition of MyInternetServices.com LLC – a U.S. managed hosting provider founded in 2004 and a host to game publishers and game developers too.

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