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    Default PSN, Gaikai & Next Gen Network Upgrades

    Sony came out & announced that PS+ would be required for multiplayer on PS4 at the February launch event, and further explained the revenue generated would be invested largely in network infrastructure. As Gaikai matures and PSN is upgraded, no doubt there'll be significant updates to add here. For now, this is the biggest bit of news about the future of the PSN that has slipped under the radar. IMO it's incredibly promising, and shows why the call to make paid multiplayer a reality was the right one.

    PlayStation Brings on Rackspace Talent to Help With "OpenStack Private Cloud Deployment"

    The 'power of the cloud' has been quoted numerous times by both Microsoft and Sony as we get closer to the launch of the Xbox One and PS4. Much of the debate has focused on Microsof''s assertion that the cloud will make the Xbox One noticeably more powerful, but many have disputed it, while Sony has said that it is possible, but limited. Meanwhile, other important cloud features include Microsoft's cheap dedicated servers for developers - which we want on PS4 - cloud saves, and, of course, Sony's Gaikai cloud game streaming.

    So, as you can see, 'the cloud' will be very important next gen, which is why today's news that PSLS has uncovered is so interesting.

    Rackspace - the open cloud company that recently announced plans to partner with CERN on cloud computing - will be helping Sony out with their PlayStation cloud plans.

    Lanham Napier, CEO of Rackspace, said in an earnings call (transcribed by SeekingAlpha) that Sony is now an "enterprise customer" for the company, continuing:

    Sony PlayStation recently signed a services agreement with Rackspace, under which our developers and architects will be consulting and supporting the PlayStation team with their OpenStack private cloud deployment.

    Elsewhere he said:

    We are the Founder and a key leader of the OpenStack cloud ecosystem, and we are the leader in providing OpenStack-based private clouds.

    OpenStack is a cloud computing project to "provide an infrastructure as a service", jointly created by Rackspace and NASA, with it's website saying:

    OpenStack is a global collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists producing the ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds. The project aims to deliver solutions for all types of clouds by being simple to implement, massively scalable, and feature rich.
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    If you want an idea of what this could mean for server availability & support in Australia, take a look at Rackspaces Aussie website and check out what they offer.

    This effectively should mean the days of game servers for older titles shutting down are a thing of the past. With this technology, servers dynamically assign resources based on what people are playing at any given point. If no one is playing an old title, the servers that were being used to host it are simply reassigned to support whatever they are then needed for. If a bunch of people then log in to play a title that hasn't been played for a while, server space is assigned, fired up, and you're up & playing.

    My biggest hope is that the paid Battlefield server model will be crucified by this console vendor level server support. EA will no doubt still try to charge for user configurable servers, but the exorbitant pricing is every chance of being knocked on the head by a good supply of non paid server space through PSN.

    Finally, the fact that Rackspace are established in Australia means that some of that money should be invested in local servers for us (touch wood).
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