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Importance of a CDN to Multi-Platform Game Publishing

gamescom 2014

At gamescom last week I saw a gratifying pattern of publishers making their high-end titles available on many different devices. On multiple occasions, while discussing the benefits of working with a gaming-focused delivery provider like Highwinds GDN, I was asked something to the effect of "Why would I need a CDN when I'm already publishing on Steam and the App Store?"

gamescom and GDC Europe: Free Espresso, Things to See and Lots More


Highwinds will be in attendance at both gamescom and GDC Europe in Cologne, Germany. gamescom is the largest trade fair and event highlight for interactive games. More than 340,000 visitors celebrated the 'next generation of gaming' at gamescom in 2013.

gamescom (August 13-17) will be held in conjunction with GDC Europe (August 11-13), the largest professionals-only game industry event in Europe, creating a full week of activity and opportunity for the games industry. 

Get to Know Your NOC Featuring Marcos

Marcos in the Highwinds NOC

The following "Get to Know Your NOC" is the fourth in a series highlighting our employees, their contributions and their interests outside of work. Our support team is here to take your calls 24x7x365. As such, we hope to get to know you on a first name basis.

10 Things to See at Casual Connect USA 2014

Casual Connect USA 2014

Highwinds will be in attendance at Casual Connect USA 2014 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, July 22-24.

Why This Is the Most Important Metric When Choosing a CDN

Highwinds GDN

Throughput defined: in communication networks, such as Ethernet or packet radio, throughput or network throughput is the rate of successful message delivery over a communication channel.

Get to Know Your NOC: Featuring Josh

Josh in the NOC

At Highwinds, we believe strongly that to offer the best products and support, you need to hire "A" players at every position. The following "Get to Know Your NOC" is the third in a series highlighting our employees, their contributions and their interests outside of work. We're here to take your calls 24x7x365. As such, we hope to get to know you on a first name basis.

E3 2014: 5 Things to See, Helpful Links and More

E3 2014

Highwinds will be in attendance at E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) 2014 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, June 10-12. E3 is the world's premier trade show for computer and video games and related products. The show is owned by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the U.S. association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of the companies, publishing interactive games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers and the Internet.

Highwinds Powers Playwire Content Delivery

Highwinds Powers PlaywireBy Jayson Dubin, Chief Executive Officer at Playwire and Intergi

Article originally published in May/June 2014 issue of Video Edge Magazine.

Playwire is a video content monetization platform that was established to provide publishers and content creators with a profitable alternative to hosting and coding their videos online.

Video content captures the attention of audiences and increases user engagement, but it's an expensive asset to create and manage. There are the upfront production costs of shooting and editing video content, and there's also a laundry list of hidden back-end costs that publishers have to think about.

Completion Ratio: Your Game Delivery Success Depends on It

Completion Ratio

At Highwinds we've had a lot of fun and interesting conversations over the years with a wide range of game developers and gaming publishers. It's always exciting to watch a small company launch their first game and see them grow, and it's a thrill to watch an established company launch a new project and continue their business down new paths. Every project and team is different, with their own goals and requirements, but being a partner in their business is always an engaging and interesting experience.

Highwinds Network Grows Even Stronger in Brazil


The Highwinds Brazil presence in LATAM is now even stronger as we've completed our newest (and fifth overall) point of presence (PoP) in Brazil.

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