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This white paper from Iron Mountain explores the current challenges, drivers, and opportunities for gaming digital infrastructure.

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The gaming industry is growing at record pace, driven in part by technological advances and increased player interest that began at the onset of the pandemic. As next generation gaming platforms continue their shift from console-based products to the cloud, they’ll need to foster long-term, strategic partnerships with data centers that can help them future proof and create next level digital infrastructure.

This white paper from Iron Mountain explores the current challenges, drivers, and opportunities for gaming digital infrastructure. The paper dives into commercial and technological factors driving a major platform shift in the gaming industry, including latency, 5G market opportunities, edge visibility, scalability, and cybersecurity. It then looks at the infrastructure components that data centers must consider when entering into strategic partnerships with gaming platforms, including uptime, ecosystems, scalability, remote management, and sustainability.

The paper also explores cloud to core convergence, edge expansions, and the role of colocation.