IBM on the benefits of cloud infrastucture in games

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IBM on the benefits of cloud infrastucture in games

As part of Pocket Gamer Connects Bangalore 2015, Saravanan Muniswamy, DGM – SoftLayer Cloud Architect at IBM, gave a talk on implementing cloud infrastructure in games.

Cloud infrastructure has numerous benefits for games, including freeing up storage space on devices, which Muniswamy says makes "access a bit easier and more efficient."

Silver linings

It also allows for caching of data, which will "reduce the bandwith and increase data access" of a game or app.

And it provides the benefit of increasing access speeds globally, as a game that would otherwise have servers on the other side of the world to the user can use cloud servers to deliver their content.

You can see all our videos from Pocket Gamer Connects Bangalore 2015 in this YouTube Playlist.


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