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KitGuru Makes Massive Move to Multiplay (hosted on $40k boxes)

From 26th June 2010 KitGuru, the fastest growing technology site in the world, will be hosted by the awesome power of Multiplay’s advanced server technology. Bonza!

This is, indeed, amazing news. With your help, we’ve managed to touch 100,000 sessions in a single day and deliver over 1 million pages in a month. In addition to the stunning number of top quality, in-depth technical reviews being pushed through by KitGuru Labs, we have also broken a series of World Exclusive stories. So who’s to blame?……. You!

We’d like to say a BIG thank you to KitGuru readers around the world

By visiting this site and reading our articles in numbers we could not possibly have hoped for, you guys have made it necessary for KitGuru to change hosting 3 times since we officially opened for businesses at the start of May 2010.

Yep. That’s 3 hosting changes in about 8 weeks. Nice.

OK, so why has KitGuru chosen to partner with Multplay on this? Simply put, no other operation in the market can deliver more power. With Multiplay’s latest super-blade servers, powered by multiple 6 core Intel processors and weighing in at over $40,000 each, these guys can provide over 100,000 gaming slots. That’s more than 100,000 gamers, online, at the same time.

OK. That’s big. Really big. but there’s more?

Not only is Multiplay’s technology right at the leading edge of what’s possible, they are also a serious multi-national operation with data centres in London, Amsterdam, Paris, Virginia, Texas and California.

Multiplay says "None shall be left behind" and rolls out its plan for global game server domination

At the start, back in 1997, Multiplay was focused on small gaming LANs and events. But now there’s much more to it.

It's not just CS1.6 you know. Not at $40,000 a server!

In addition to the +20,000 simultaneous gaming connections that Multiplay regularly hosts across the globe, they also successfully run several other a number of other enterprises that you may or may not be familiar with, including:-

  • Voice Comms
    Offering customers the choice of Ventrilo, TeamSpeak and Mumble – with the ability to host thousands and thousands of in-game conversations with crystal clarity and total reliability accessible here
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  • Fileplay
    The best place to download demos, trailers and a host of other video content – massive files delivered at the highest speeds possible. In addition to being EA’s Bad Company 2 launch partners, Fileplay has loads of other content here
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  • i-Series
    Multiplay’s world famous gaming series happens 3 times a year and is now up to i40. Over the past 13 years, they have welcomed over 65,000 gamers to these events and handed out well over $500,000 in prize money. Find out more (and register if you think you’re hard enough!) over here

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In all of this, let’s not lose site of the coolest thing.

An organisation the size of Multiplay could have chosen to work with any of the world’s top technology sites, and they chose KitGuru.

Not sure if KitGuru’s publishing system supports a :BIG BLUSH: emoticon, but that’s what we’re all feeling right now.

Over the coming weeks, we will be looking in detail at the technology needed to run serious services like games (rather than the usual weak-arsed applications that banks and oil companies want to trot out).

In the meantime, if you want to try Multiplay for your next online gaming event then, right now, they have some BIG discounts on offer.

In the past, everytime KitGuru has increased the amount of world-class content available on our site, we’ve hit a brick wall in terms of simultaneous access.  We don’t think it’s possible to attract so much traffic that Multiplay’s servers are brought to their knees whimpering…   but we’re prepared to give it a try!

If you want to see Multiplay and KitGuru folk in the flesh, then all you LAN Fans should aim to get down to the next Multiplay event in August, i40. It promises to be a memorable weekend!

It's almost as if this gaming stuff is popular and will catch on with an ever larger audience.

KitGuru says: This is a major step forward for KitGuru as a major technology web site. We have received a lot of support from the world’s top technology partners as well as you, our readers. KitGuru’s partnership with Multiplay will be one of the most important we ever make as a company, because it really allows us to expand globally. Here’s to the future!

Sorry for all the downtime recently, but it was important that we got this move right. Please let us know what you think in our forums!
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