Edgegap Launches Relay Network on World’s Largest Public Edge Computing Infrastructure
Aug 16, 2023
Edgegap, the gaming industry’s premier server orchestration platform, today announces its distributed relay network. Utilizing the industry’s most distributed cloud infrastructure, the network is now instantly accessible to game developers worldwide. The network harnesses the power of 17+ providers across 615+ locations worldwide, offering nearly forty times more relay locations than its closest competitors. Thanks to Edgegap's patented, automated orchestration, game servers are deployed instantly at locations nearest to users, slashing latency for 70% of players compared to traditional peer-to-peer networking1.
Distributed relay networks represent a major leap forward in gaming technology, with the potential to significantly enhance the multiplayer gaming experience by reducing latency and improving reliability. Edgegap’s network has been optimised for games developers, enabling cross-play, bolstering security against DDoS attacks, and swiftly resolving common NAT issues in peer-to-peer networking by acting as an intermediary for seamless user connections. Integration takes mere minutes thanks to the relay's compatibility with popular open-source netcodes such as Mirror Networking - the top choice for Unity and used by thousands of games - and Unreal Engine Networking. For studios with custom netcodes, the platform provides a simple API for easy integration.
“Working with Edgegap during the BETA launch of the network was a game-changer. As indie developers, time is one of our most precious assets. The all-in-one solution and seamless integration meant freedom from time-consuming backend development, and more resource to focus on doing what we do best: creating games that players will love.” said Kyle Haskett, CEO and Founder of Space Rats Studios.
“This announcement marks a significant milestone for Edgegap as we expand our existing platform of orchestration and hosting solutions to include distributed relays," said Mathieu Duperre, founder and CEO of Edgegap. "We've worked closely with game developers every step of the way to ensure our relay network is perfectly tailored for multiplayer games - and this latest achievement means Edgegap is now truly a one-stop-shop for all gaming hosting needs.”
Edgegap's platform is designed to be user-friendly and fully managed, eliminating the need for a dedicated operations team, and making it adaptable for projects of all sizes. The platform offers a free tier and a pay-as-you-scale pricing model. Edgegap's distributed relays are set to support more major netcodes in the future.
Founded by Mathieu Duperré in 2018, Edgegap is a Canada-based pioneer in the edge computing industry & automation. Edgegap provides a managed platform based on containers which enables developers to distribute their games and applications anywhere and everywhere in the world within seconds. Currently, Edgegap works with an array of clients across the games space, such as Alderon Games, Hiber, Matrioshka Games, Alderon Games, Triple Hill and Whalefood Games. Before founding Edgegap, Mathieu worked at Cisco Systems as a specialist in software-based solutions for the telecom industry. Leveraging edge computing, Edgegap’s automated platform lowers latency, increases fairness and minimizes the engineering resources needed to manage the infrastructure.
More information on Edgegap can be found at https://www.edgegap.com