IGT launches cloud computing solution and partner program
December 7, 2011
International Game Technology (IGT) announced the premiere of the IGT Cloud, a solution that allows operators to provide seamless gaming experiences across land‐based, mobile and online devices.
The IGT Cloud delivers efficiency and value to casino operators utilizing Software as a Service (SaaS). These initial private, secure IGT Cloud services will enable casinos to manage game content using IGT Floor Manager to access one of the largest game libraries in the industry. sbX Analytics will empower casino operators to increase marketing productivity and maximize floor‐wide performance with a variety of reporting tools.
“IGT is leading the cloud computing transformation in gaming by offering operators innovative solutions to optimize their operations and casino floors,” said Chris Satchell, IGT chief technology officer. “Utilizing the IGT Cloud will let casino operators focus on what is important to them: players, games and performance.”
The IGT Cloud solution is the result of collaboration with CA Technologies, an Islandia, N.Y.-based provider of IT management and security solutions. “Our turnkey CA AppLogic cloud platform will be instrumental in helping IGT to quickly move its advanced casino software to cloud‐based delivery,” said Roger Pilc, general manager of virtualization and automation for CA Technologies.
The companies will continue to work together to innovate how casino games, systems and experiences are delivered.
To help support and popularize the new technology, IGT has also launched the IGT Cloud Partner Program. Spanning the Europe, Middle East, Asia and Latin American markets, the IGT Cloud Partner Program currently includes casino operators such as Gala Coral, Olympic Casinos, Evian Casino and Codere.
“We're thrilled to partner with some of our customers as we bring to market a true revolution for the gaming industry,” Satchell said. “The IGT Cloud Partner Program will drive innovation and deliver seamless gaming experiences to players today, and continue to define the industry as it expands to include new partners and products.”
Program partners will have access to private, secure IGT Cloud services which initially will allow casinos to manage game content using IGT Floor Manager and maximize floor wide performance leveraging sbX Analytics.
“IGT Casinolink casino management system has allowed us to manage the slot floors, table games and gaming operations at more than 60 casinos," said Indrek Jurgenson, chief operating officer for Olympic Casinos. “IGT Cloud will give us the powerful control of seamlessly analyzing and configuring our casino floors to meet evolving player demands.”
“With Codere properties throughout the world, we will be looking at IGT Cloud to provide distributed capabilities to remotely analyze, configure and optimize casino floors and provide new player experiences over time,” added Felipe Ludena, chief information officer for Codere.
Ludi S.F.M. has also signed an agreement with IGT to serve as the exclusive distributor of IGT Cloud in France.
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