The Future is Now: Why the Edge Matters to AR/VR’s Cross-Industry Impact

2021-07-30T13:25:28-05:00

Whether it’s to connect or educate people, deliver pure enjoyment or life-saving services, virtual and augmented reality have taken center stage during the pandemic. While AR and VR are different, both offer immense benefits to every industry. Companies around the world are embracing both AR and VR technologies to deliver the same, or better, user experiences in the absence of in-person services. Here are some of the industries learning to maximize the benefits of augmented and virtual reality — when they have access to the low latency and capacity that edge computing and data centers like 1623 Farnam provide. Healthcare: An analysis from MarketsandMarkets predicted an annual AR/VR investment growth [...]

The Future is Now: Why the Edge Matters to AR/VR’s Cross-Industry Impact2021-07-30T13:25:28-05:00

The Gamer’s Edge Revisited

2021-05-05T10:10:34-05:00

Traditional multiplayer games, such as Fortnite, Minecraft and World of Warcraft connect you with players in your own home or across the globe. Part of the challenge and thrill of playing comes with the reacting to the unexpected delivered by interacting with other gamers. You connect to the platform via your internet connection and the graphics are processed on your gaming device. <Just for fun, you can check out a list of the hottest multiplayer games HERE.> Conversely, cloud gaming is gaining momentum and allows players to access and play video games over a live streamed connection. Tech giants such as Google, Xbox and Amazon are all in a race [...]

The Gamer’s Edge Revisited2021-05-05T10:10:34-05:00

30 Years of Gaming and What It Means for Colocation

2020-10-23T12:01:09-05:00

When Amazon announced its new game streaming service, it joined other heavyweights Google, Sony, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, and plenty of others launching gaming subscription services. The world of video games is about to enter a new era. What does that mean for networks and interconnection? Sometimes, talking about how we got here is instructive in forecasting where we’re going. Let’s take a look into the past of gaming to help us understand the present and the future. Let’s start in the mid-eighties - in what gamers call the third generation of gaming – to see what lessons we can learn and the future of cloud gaming. The controllers have changed [...]

30 Years of Gaming and What It Means for Colocation2020-10-23T12:01:09-05:00

The future of cloud gaming is on the Edge

2020-09-29T10:41:14-05:00

Data Center Dynamics recently featured 1623 Farnam in an article written by Vice President of Business Development, Greg Elliott. The combination of cloud and Edge computing creates a more flexible platform that provides gaming developers and publishers with the ability to scale. Input latency and visual lag can have an outsized and negative impact on the gamer’s experience, especially for new cloud gaming platforms, if servers reside in centralized cloud data centers that are located hundreds of miles away or more from the end user. Whereas centralized cloud service providers require companies to keep content in a single location, Edge computing enables the distribution of application processes at the edge [...]

The future of cloud gaming is on the Edge2020-09-29T10:41:14-05:00

How the Interconnected Edge Helps the Cloud Get Its Game On

2020-09-29T10:43:59-05:00

Capacity Media recently featured 1623 Farnam in an article written by Vice President of Business Development, Greg Elliott. It was two decades ago, at E3, a popular trade event for the video game industry, when enthusiasts were first able to witness a cloud gaming demonstration. Ten years later, in 2010, OnLive became the first publicly available remote cloud gaming platform. But even after Sony acquired OnLive just five years later and converted this technology along with another cloud service to create PlayStation Now, the reception was decidedly mixed. For one, the relaunched cloud gaming iteration still required powerful hardware, which runs contrary to the promise and value prop of cloud [...]

How the Interconnected Edge Helps the Cloud Get Its Game On2020-09-29T10:43:59-05:00
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