DUBLIN, March 7, 2007 - Interxion, the leading provider of premium carrier-neutral data centre and managed services in Europe, today announced that it has been selected by a global online gaming company Mansion (Gibraltar) to host its multi-player gaming environment MANSIONPOKER.NET.
MANSIONPOKER.NET is a free poker site where players have most recently been playing to qualify for a place in the $2 Million Poker Dome tournament. The first poker match series will reach their dramatic conclusion live to tape on March 17 in Las Vegas. The winner will be crowned the King of the MANSIONPOKER.NET Poker Dome Challenge and will pocket a cool $1 Million payday for their card play.
Mansion was looking for a European location to host its multi-player gaming environment for the major online poker tournament. It needed a location that was both accessible and met its stringent technical requirements. Interxion Ireland data centre in Dublin was selected as the favourite location due to the data centre accessibility, availability of networks, their resilience and low latency to the US and Asia.
Grant Brett of Mansion, commented: "Ireland was our country of choice, as it ticked all boxes in providing us with a required legal and technical framework to host our gaming environment. It was relatively straight forward to move operations over to Ireland in the short time we had and, with no language barrier, it was the right choice. "
The MANSIONPOKER.NET environment is hosted within Interxion Ireland data centre in Dublin in a high density blade server environment. The data centre offers the highest level of security, uninterruptible power supply, cooling, fire detection and prevention and operational support to guarantee 24/7 availability of MANSIONPOKER.NET services. Managing and operating a high density environment requires specialist knowledge across a range of data centre disciplines including power and cooling design, engineering and operations, in all of which Interxion experience is unmatched.
"Interxion Ireland team very quickly demonstrated understanding of the commercial and technical pressures of the gaming sector. Their track record in delivering and operating high density blade server environments gave us full confidence. Their ability to execute and can do attitude made it possible to have us up and running within ten days," continued Brett.
"Ireland is proving to be a location of choice for global gaming industry, due to its commercial frame work and low network latency with North America and Asia. Interxion has an excellent track record of working with the most demanding service providers that require resilient IT infrastructure and connectivity, and cannot tolerate any outages of their services," said Anthony Foy, Group Managing Director of Interxion.