Internet Vikings has deployed its infrastructure in Malta, representing a first physical set-up in the region for the firm, as it adds further strength to its position in the field of cloud hosting for the igaming industry.

Following its recent deployment in Singapore, Internet Vikings has set up a new virtualisation platform in Malta, which enables the company to offer hosting services to online casino operators registered in the country.

Peter Ekmark, CEO at Internet Vikings, said of the group’s latest deployment: “The addition of a new data centre in Malta expands Internet Vikings’ capacity to offer premium hosting services. 

“The igaming industry has specific customer and regulatory requirements and demands a bespoke service that we are dedicated to providing.” 

According to the rules of the Malta Gaming Authority, while remote gaming operators may have their gaming equipment and servers located anywhere in the EU/EEA, a forensic live copy of the players’ database, financial transactions database and gaming transactions log database must be located in Malta. 

In other words, in order to obtain Maltese registration, licensees need to establish a node in Malta for the purpose of replication of essential regulatory data. Moreover, the information security level must be recognized by ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certificate.

With their ISO 27001 certification achieved on March 2, and the implementation of a new hosting location for virtual servers, Internet Vikings is now fully compliant with the MGA regulations and thus able to offer their services to Maltese-registered operators.

“Now, with Internet Vikings having deployed its infrastructure in Malta, which is a strategic place for online gaming companies, we cement our position as a leading provider of hosting and related services for the igaming industry,” added Victor Jerlin, Internet Vikings’ CTO.

Internet Vikings current global network also includes points of presence in Stockholm, Amsterdam, Taipei, Singapore, Sydney, Oklahoma City, and São Paulo.