Edgegap’s core development principles: The key to a stellar customer experience

Mar 29, 2022

When the team at Edgegap onboards new users on our platform, they are always impressed with how seamless and easy the process is. We often hear: “That’s it?”, We’re already done?” or “It’s so easy!” 

How has Edgegap developed an easy-to-use platform with scalability across all infrastructure providers?

When we designed the first blueprints of Edgegap, we remained focused on the platform and user experience. The initial development team was formed of veterans in the infrastructure space—brilliant developers who were not afraid to think outside the box. It also helped that they were hardcore gamers in their spare time!

The foundation of the first iteration of Arbitrium was an on-demand infrastructure that could be utilized with a simple API request. 

Since then, much work has been done to maintain the platform’s simplicity, flexibility and performance.

Over the years, we fine-tuned what we now call Edgegap’s core development principles.

What are Edgegap’s core development principles? 

There are several factors that Edgegap has taken into account as we developed our core principles. Here’s the lowdown of each of them.

  • Easy to use: We have always been committed to developing easy-to-use tools to help studio developers spend less time on the infrastructure and more on game development. This is crucial when you need a team of DevOps in your organization to manage the servers your game runs on. You then have fewer developers working on designing a mind-blowing game.

  • Quality: Quality needs to be at the core of our solutions. When a game hits the market, you need to know that you can trust the infrastructure components will scale and serve every match—no matter what. We never know when a streamer will feature your game. At any moment, you can have hundreds of players joining and trying your game. And it would be best if you were ready to serve them. 

  • Cost efficiency:  When we designed Arbitrium, we added mechanisms to lower the cost of infrastructure to keep our prices competitive. Arbitrium leverages AI to start and stop edge locations depending on historical data. However, if you need to have more sites in one region of the world, servers will be added automatically without any intervention from our team. That means you’re benefiting from unmatched back-end performance without breaking the bank.

  • Self-healing infrastructure: Self-healing infrastructure mitigates costs and contributes to meeting your player’s expectations. At Edgegap, we designed our solutions with this in mind! When the system predicts an outage or network performance degradation, we stop allocating game slots to the site. The load is shifted to other locations in the same region. The switch is fast and seamless, so it doesn’t impact the user experience.

  • Ease of integration: To get started, all you need to follow our simple guide. No PhD required! Once the container works, you will know how to work with Arbitrium.

  • Speed: In the world of gaming, time is money. Deployment is ultra-fast with Edgegap. Once staged by Arbitrium, your containers will start between 2 to 7 seconds anywhere in the world.

  • Reliability: Since Arbitrium has been designed to be distributed through data centers, edge locations, and the cloud, it can withstand massive outages. Your services will always be Up.

  • Documentation: Great tools start with excellent documentation. We build easy start scenarios, so your servers are ready to go in minutes. Give it a try!

  • Real-world scenario/testing: From Day 1, we wanted a test the solution that used real-life scenarios to ensure our solutions were robust and provided the actual advantages we envisioned. We built AI bots that could test a multiplayer game on our platform.

  • Monitoring: When distributing your game servers throughout 350+ locations, real-time and comprehensive monitoring is the key. That is why you can rely on Arbitrium to trigger automated alerts and self-healing scripts should any issue arise. Again, Edgegap is all about ensuring the best user experience possible.

  • Team culture: Great development can only be achieved with a great team motivated to innovate and take up new challenges. We foster the renowned startup cultures of Silicon Valley to keep all of our staff stoked to take your gaming performance to a whole new level.

Interested in learning more about what Edgegap’s core development principles can do for your business? Take it for a spin today.

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