In these recent years, with the gain in popularity of online games, we are witnessing a progressive increment in the number of massive multiplayer online games available over the Internet. Given the scalability requirements imposed by a huge population of users over an extended length of time, game providers face the major challenge of long-term IT infrastructures dimensioning. In particular, the risks are over-allocation (wasting resource and money) or non-timely upgrades (loosing subscribers and revenues.) In this paper we advocate Cloud Computing as a viable solution to dynamically allocate resource for a massive game service infrastructure in order to satisfy users’ needs while minimizing maintenance costs. To this extent we envision a mid-term future where game provisioning will be performed by means of a three-tier architecture: the users, the game provider, and the cloud provider. We believe that many medium/small game providers may benefit from the on-demand resources allocation infrastructure offered by the cloud, due to shorter deployment time and reduced total cost of ownership.
Cloud computing to support the evolution of massive multiplayer online games / D. Maggiorini, L. A. Ripamonti - In: ENTERprise information systems : international conference, CENTERIS 2011, Vilamoura, Portugal, october 5-7, 2011 : proceedings, Part II / [a cura di] M. M. Cruz-Cunha, J.Varajão, P. Powell, R. Martinho. - Berlin : Springer, 2011. - ISBN 9783642243547. - pp. 101-110 (( convegno International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems tenutosi a Vilamoura, Portugal nel 2011.
|Titolo:||Cloud computing to support the evolution of massive multiplayer online games|
MAGGIORINI, DARIO (Primo)
RIPAMONTI, LAURA ANNA (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Cloud computing; Massive Multiplayer Online Games; Scalability|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore INF/01 - Informatica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-24355-4_11|
|Tipologia:||Book Part (author)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03 - Contributo in volume|