Killing multiplayer game lag with edge containers
Edgegap has rapidly established itself as one of the hottest startups in the edge computing industry. By leveraging StackPath, Edgegap minimizes experience-killing lag for gamers worldwide.
- Reduced latency by 58% using StackPath’s edge compute infrastructure
- Uses StackPath to help position the company as an edge computing leader
- Applied for StackPath’s Propel Startup Program and received edge compute services that otherwise cost thousands
A disruptive gamer industry startup launch
In the video game world, lag can be a matter of life or death—at least for your avatar. And as the number of cloud gaming companies continues to increase the problem with latency will only worsen.
Edgegap is a startup founded by software innovator Mathieu Duperré in 2018. By winning the ETSI MEC Hackathon, he got the chance to showcase his idea which has since taken off like a rocket. The soul of Edgegap is Arbitrium, an edge-using software that allows video game studios to automatically match the best edge site for each game instance using real-time telemetry.
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Once Edgegap developed brilliance in Arbitrium, the company needed edge computing infrastructure to bring their software innovation to life.
The patented Edgegap solution uses the strength of many locations deployed in an edge computing environment to dynamically locate the instance of multiplayer games, reduce latency, and improve the overall player experience.
The company knew these locations would best be provided by an edge network like StackPath that has an edge container offering.
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Upon discovering the StackPath Propel Startup Program, a near instant decision was made by Edgegap leadership. The startup was exactly the kind of company the Propel Program was interested in supporting, and the StackPath infrastructure fit Edgegap’s needs precisely.
The StackPath integration proceeded smoothly and Edgegap quickly moved ahead in its go-to-market trajectory.
Driving lag into obscurity and winning AAA game studio business
Shortly after integration was complete, Edgegap presented a proof of concept to a major AAA video game studio while using StackPath’s edge containers. The results were thoroughly convincing.
Now Edgegap sits in an industry sweet spot as the cloud gaming space experiences a rush of activity from at least 30 different companies, such as Microsoft, Sony, Amazon, Google, Walmart, and Disney. Service providers are looking for a reason to spend on edge computing infrastructure and manufacturers are looking for reasons to sell more hardware.
Edgegap plans to become the go-to edge computing solution for the gamer-verse. Supported by platforms like StackPath, the company also set its sights on capturing business in the security, machine learning, and edge-cloud programming industries.
We created a unique solution to help gaming studios beat their number one problem—lag—with StackPath’s edge containers.”
Mathieu Duperré • Founder & CEO, Edgegap