Continent 8, a leading provider of managed hosting, connectivity, and security solutions for the global iGaming industry, has increased its Atlantic City data center capacity by 30% through a recent expansion.
The phase three expansion, approved by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA), involved the addition of a 5,330 sq ft Modular Data Center (MDC) to the existing facility.
The official inauguration of the modular addition took place on Tuesday, April 18, preceding the East Coast Gaming Congress on Wednesday, April 19. The event was attended by key stakeholders, politicians, Continent 8 customers, and members of the press, including Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small, Senator Vince Polistina, Assemblyman Don Guardian, Executive Director of the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority Sean Patwell, Lead Engineer of the Technical Services Bureau with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement Afshien Lashkari, and Chairman of the NJ Casino Control Commission Jim Plousis. The gathering featured an official ribbon-cutting ceremony, speeches, and a tour of the state-of-the-art facility.
Located within the iconic Atlantic City Convention Center, Continent 8’s advanced tier three data center is the only facility in the state specifically designed for the online iGaming industry.
After its initial launch in 2019, following a multi-million-dollar investment, the data center’s entire capacity sold out within three months. Since then, Continent 8 has continued to expand its capacity, and the data center now spans 15,000 sq. ft with approximately 120 equipment racks.
The data center offers a unique independent hosting site that complies with international security standards and features multi-state interconnection across the US, as well as direct integration into a global, private network comprising over 90 locations across four continents, including more than 25 US states.
The facility is fully compliant with DGE regulations and stands as the only independent, licensed facility capable of housing gaming infrastructure outside of a licensed casino.
Continent 8’s full range of global services is directly delivered to the Atlantic City data center, facilitating local and global cloud hosting and connectivity. This encompasses private, public, and hybrid cloud services, in addition to comprehensive management of a customer’s infrastructure.
The official opening follows Continent 8’s recent recognition as a 2023 Leaders in Digital Technology honoree by NJBIZ.
Michael Tobin, Founder and CEO at Continent 8 said, “It was a privilege to welcome so many stakeholders and all those involved in the Phase 3 expansion to our official opening. We are incredibly proud of the hub we have built in Atlantic City, creating an economic catalyst for South Jersey, and establishing a data center that enables companies in iGaming and beyond to connect to a global network.”