With more than 281 million monthly active users, Zynga depends heavily on cloud computing infrastructure to operate its online games like FarmVille and Empires & Allies. Throughout its four-year history, the social gaming company relied heavily on Amazon Web Services to provide the infrastructure for its server-based games, but with Zynga ready to go public, the company has announced it will build its own data centers, according to VentureBeat.
According to the company’s IPO filing with the SEC, Zynga will invest between $100 to $150 in its new data infrastructure. By investing money in its own data centers, Zynga hopes to cut costs and diversify its risks, but it is still unknown whether or not Zynga will fully migrate to its own private cloud.
Currently, Zynga servers deliver a petabyte of data to users each day, and can add as many as 1,000 new servers to accommodate a surge of users within a 24-hour period.
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