IGT Cloud, Powered by the CA AppLogic® Cloud Computing Platform, to Change How Casino Games, Systems and Experiences are Delivered
ISLANDIA, N.Y., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — CA Technologies CA +1.05% today announced that International Game Technology (IGT) selected the CA AppLogic® turnkey cloud computing platform for delivering its advanced casino software as a service via the cloud. By collaborating with CA Technologies on its new IGT Cloud, IGT is transforming the gaming industry by empowering casino operators to provide seamless gaming experiences across land-based, mobile, and online devices.
IGT is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of gaming machines and systems products, as well as online and mobile gaming solutions for regulated markets. The company recognized the power of CA Technologies Business Service Innovation and the CA AppLogic platform to allow IGT to shift its focus from infrastructure, maintenance and operations, to the rapid assembly and delivery of innovative business services to their customers.
“Casinos of all sizes will find it more cost effective and have higher agility in managing their gaming content through the IGT Cloud,” said Chris Satchell, CTO & EVP of R&D, IGT. “Using the IGT Cloud, customers will be able to optimize and monitor their operations and rapidly adapt the mix of games on their casino floor to match their customers’ tastes. Thanks to the simplicity and power of the CA AppLogic platform, IGT is able accelerate providing cloud solutions to casino operators, allowing them to focus on their customers rather than their infrastructure.”
With their cloud business initiative, IGT aims to reach new markets where adoption and cost barriers exist around traditional software deployments. The IGT Cloud will allow for an enhanced deployment and implementation model of their systems products, providing greater manageability and a reduced infrastructure investment for their customers.
Through a rigorous evaluation of platform vendors, IGT chose CA Technologies as their cloud partner because of the company’s innovative approach to IGT’s virtualization strategy and cloud business initiative. The CA AppLogic platform enables IGT to deploy software via a cloud-based service model and remove architectural boundaries introduced by traditional virtualization technologies.
IGT needed the flexibility to offer their customers options in how they consume their systems technology while removing the burden of managing a large infrastructure footprint. The CA AppLogic platform accomplishes that by virtualizing all components of a data center within a software layer and using low cost commodity-based hardware. Typical results can include lowered costs to a delivery of systems, the ability to enter new markets quickly and faster adoption rates for new services.
IGT Cloud initially will deliver efficiency and value to casino operators utilizing a Software as a Service (SaaS) model. IGT will provide customers access to the largest game library in the industry. Additionally the offering will empower casino operators to increase marketing productivity and maximize floor-wide performance with industry-leading analytics tools.
IGT Cloud will launch in a number of casinos across EMEA and Latin America, including Gala Coral, Olympic Casinos, Le Casino d’Evian and Codere.
“IGT Cloud is the latest innovation from IGT, a proven gaming industry pioneer. It’s a fantastic example of how the company continually gives casino operators new opportunities to connect with their players and capitalize on scalable services,” said Roger Pilc, general manager, Virtualization and Automation, CA Technologies. “We are pleased that IGT has realized the ability of CA Technologies Business Service Innovation and the CA AppLogic platform to help them assemble cloud services to operations around the world. Business Service Innovation allows IGT to stay ahead of their competition by quickly delivering innovations and valuable new business opportunities for their customers.”
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