Global IT business Continent 8 Technologies Celebrates 25 Years of Reliable Innovation
2023 is a huge year for Continent 8 Technologies, with the leading provider of managed hosting, connectivity, cloud and security solutions to the global online gambling industry celebrating 25 years of being the trusted technology solutions partner to the sector.
Its award-winning solutions cover connectivity services, infrastructure hosting including public and private cloud, as well as a growing portfolio of cyber security solutions to defend customers’ critical infrastructure against a rising number of threats.
Starting with its first data centre in Montreal, today Continent 8’s private, connected network of data centres and points of presence span over 90 locations across four continents. It is expected to hit 100 locations in 2023, servicing newly regulated markets and providing connectivity to customers in strategic locations to support their global growth plans.
In the US alone, Continent 8 has adopted an aggressive first-to-market strategy to enable customers to capitalise on the competitive regulated market. It is live in 25 US states and counting, with launches in Nevada, Minnesota and Georgia in the pipeline.
The company has a strong presence in European markets with state-of-the-art data centres in key iGaming hubs such as the Isle of Man, Malta and Gibraltar, where in the latter it has a unique data centre located 500m deep within The Rock inside a former Ministry of Defence facility.
Its offering in LatAm continues to grow and is currently live with solutions via Colombia, Peru and Puerto Rico, with launches in Argentina and Brazil to follow.
Meanwhile in Asia, Continent 8 will be bolstering its presence, which currently comprises sites in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan, with a dedicated team on the ground to best serve the APAC region. The company is also reviewing opportunities in Africa and Australia.
Continent 8 has earned a reputation for delivering unrivalled customer service to the biggest brands, some of which have been powered by Continent 8 from the very start. This includes supporting more than 80% of operators on the EGR US Power Rankings 2022 list.
Michael Tobin, Founder and CEO of Continent 8 Technologies, said: “We’ve come a very long way in the 25 years since Continent 8 launched in 1998. From our first data centre in Montreal, Canada, we now have a private, connected network across the globe that continues to grow on an almost monthly basis.
“Our suite of solutions is as comprehensive as it is cutting-edge, and our incredible team deliver the absolute best service in the business. This is key to the incredible customer retention we have achieved over the past two and a half decades; so too is our first-to-market approach in emerging jurisdictions such as the Americas.
“It’s been an incredible journey so far and I’m proud to have led the organisation from the front. A huge thank you to our people, customers, partners, suppliers, and everyone in-between for supporting our ambitious plans. Here’s to another 25 years of success for Continent 8 and its customers!”