Case Studies > Leviathan Games, Inc

Leviathan Games needed a tailored hosting solution with a pricing structure that would accommodate their fluctuating traffic.

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The Background

For almost 20 years, Leviathan; a company based in Boulder, Colorado has been building games for Disney, Konami, EA, Warner Bros, Capcom and Sony. They have had the pleasure of working with dozens of top properties like Spiderman, Southpark, Lord of the Rings and Major League Baseball. Leviathan has developed games for consoles, mobile and web - all of which their products have been played by millions of gamers around the world.

Leviathan Games needed a tailored hosting plan and pricing structure that would accommodate their fluctuating traffic.

The Challenges

Leviathan Games' site traffic dramatically increases throughout the year more so during the time of any phone application releases, culminating in 20 fold traffic at the end of the month. Leviathan Games required a reputable, local server hosting provider that would offer a tailored hosting plan in order to address its unique situation — and a pricing structure that accommodated traffic fluctuation.

The Solution

Customization, and Uptime

UnidenHosting worked closely with Leviathan Games to craft a solution that addressed the customization required to meet their hosting needs and guaranteed 100% network uptime during peak traffic periods.

Customization

Leviathan Games relies on a combination of colocation and managed hosting solutions from UnidenHosting. When the peak season begins for Leviathan Games.com, UnidenHosting’s solutions include the addition of temporary servers to meet the demands of the traffic influx. Rapid scalability, tailored specifically to its needs, affords Leviathan Games peace of mind in knowing UnidenHosting has them covered, regardless of the site’s traffic level.

Uptime

Uptime is of the utmost importance to Leviathan Games, as a single day down in December could cost the company hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue. During most of the year LeviathanGames.com will see roughly 4-5 Mb of traffic per second; however, during the month of December, the volume climbs to more than 100+ Mb of traffic per second. The company’s heaviest traffic volume occurs within a 12-hour window leading up to New Years Eve, resulting in approximately 15,000 ticket sales in a very short period of time. December’s sales of New Year’s Eve event ticket sales represent 60-70% of Leviathan Games' annual revenues. A crash during this critical time frame would be catastrophic for business. Leviathan Games relies on the experts at UnidenHosting to manage the sharp influx in traffic — equating to sales — and ensure optimal site performance.

I can add or subtract servers according to my business needs — no other hosting company I considered gave me this kind of flexibility coupled with a 100% network uptime guarantee

— Wyeth Ridgway, Leviathan Games President

The Results

From January through November LeviathanGames.com generates an average of 1.2 million visitors per month to the site with an average of 4 million visitors during the month of December. Site traffic dramatically increases throughout December, culminating in 20 fold traffic at the end of the month to accommodate New Years Eve ticket sales. Leviathan Games required a hosting provider that would offer a tailored hosting plan in order to address its unique situation — and a pricing structure that accommodated traffic fluctuation.

Even in unique situations UnidenHosting provides the customization and rapid scalability needed to meet the hosting needs of any company. UnidenHosting has provided Leviathan Games with the security of a 100% network uptime guaranteecoupled with the flexibility offered by adding temporary services during the busiest of times.

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