Continent 8 expands Gaming Cloud reach via Pennsylvania approval

Continent 8 Technologies has continued to expand its cloud reach in North America as the company gains approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to launch its Gaming Cloud within the state. 

Utilised by operators and suppliers within Pennsylvania, Gaming Cloud is a Public Cloud and is already available to customers in a number of other regulated North American locations including New Jersey (Atlantic City) and most recently Ontario.

Nick Nally, Managing Director of Americas at Continent 8 Technologies, explained: “Receiving approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board for our Gaming Cloud forms part of our aggressive strategy to deliver our regulated cloud to multiple new states in the US, as demand for our cloud solutions continues to rise.”

Gaming Cloud offers a multi-tenanted, scalable and resilient IaaS platform that allows customers to host infrastructure as Virtual Machines.

For Pennsylvania, regulations state that tenants in the Gaming Cloud must be licensed by the PGCB and hardware comprising the Gaming Cloud must be located at the primary and backup locations Continent 8 provides in the state.

The approval of a regulated Public Cloud adds to Continent 8’s existing services in Pennsylvania, which today comprises three data centres and points of presence.

Justin Cosnett, Chief Product Officer at Continent 8 Technologies, added: “We are proud to be the first service provider to offer this regulated community cloud solution in the state; we understand the power of the first-mover, pay-as-you-grow advantage in such highly competitive states and markets.”

Continent 8 is already live in 24 US states with additional sites set to launch in the coming months.