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Hyve Solutions Consults on Riot Games’ Next Generation Gaming Platform Using Open Compute Project Datacenter Solutions

2013-01-16 13:01 ET - News Release

First official OCP reseller works with its first gaming client.


Company Website: http://www.hyvesolutions.com
FREMONT, Calif. -- (Business Wire)

Hyve Solutions, a division of SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX) and a leading provider of Open Compute Project (OCP) solutions, today announced that Riot Games, a leading online PC game developer and publisher, selected Hyve Solutions to consult on the adoption and implementation of OCP hardware solutions within its datacenter environment.

After touring Hyve Solutions’ OCP lab and manufacturing facility in Fremont, Calif., discussions between the two companies began. Deeper technical conversations followed as Hyve Solutions worked with Riot Games engineers to tailor an OCP solution that would meet Riot Games’ needs around scalability, reliability, cost efficiency, and environmental responsibility in datacenters.

“Ultimately, our investment in OCP provides an even better player experience for the more than 12 million core gamers who play League of Legends every day," said Ron Williams, Riot Games' Vice President of Operations. “We especially like the vanity-free aspect of OCP–by eliminating unnecessary components, plastic, paint and overhead, we're able to spend more of our technical dollar where it counts–on performance that will translate into an even more responsive and fun in-game environment.”

“This experience shows that OCP solutions can be designed, validated and deployed within a very short time frame–less than three months from discovery to delivery of a fully integrated, plug-and-play production solution,” said Steve Ichinaga, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Hyve Solutions. “Riot Games is the first gaming company we've helped utilize the benefits of OCP. Additionally, we are focusing on delivering custom server and storage solutions that are optimized for Riot Games’ growth trajectory, workload and environment.”

To learn more about OCP solutions or future OCP events through Hyve Solutions, visit www.hyvesolutions.com, email sales@hyvesolutions.com or follow us on Twitter at @hyvesolutions.

About Hyve Solutions

Hyve Solutions, a division of SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), is a leader in providing customers with better, purpose-built datacenter servers and storage that are cost effective and built to be specific to actual workloads and datacenter environments. The Company offers highly energy-efficient solutions via its unique role in the Open Compute Project. For more information about Hyve Solutions, visit http://www.hyvesolutions.com, email sales@hyvesolutions.com or call (855) 869-6873.

About SYNNEX Corporation

SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), a Fortune 500 corporation, is a leading business process services company, servicing resellers, retailers and original equipment manufacturers in multiple regions around the world. The Company provides services in IT distribution, supply chain management, contract assembly and business process outsourcing. Founded in 1980, SYNNEX employs approximately 11,000 full-time and part-time associates worldwide. Additional information about SYNNEX may be found online at www.synnex.com.

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Statements in this release that are forward-looking, such as capabilities and features of Hyve Solutions’ products and services, timing of services, and the success of the collaboration, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause the Company's actual results in future periods to be materially different from any future performance that may be suggested in this release. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release.

Copyright 2013 SYNNEX Corporation. All rights reserved. SYNNEX, the SYNNEX Logo, HYVE SOLUTIONS, and all other SYNNEX company, product and services names and slogans are trademarks or registered trademarks of SYNNEX Corporation. SYNNEX, the SYNNEX Logo, and HYVE SOLUTIONS Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. Other names and marks are the property of their respective owners.

About Riot Games

Santa Monica, California-based Riot Games aspires to be the most player-focused game company in the world and was established in 2006 by a couple of entrepreneurial gamers who believe player-focused game development can result in awesome games. In 2009, Riot released its debut title, League of Legends, to critical and player acclaim. Over 32 million gamers play League of Legends every month. For more info about Riot Games visit www.riotgames.com. Get started playing League of Legends at signup.leagueoflegends.com.

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Contacts:

Media Contact:
For Hyve Solutions
Amanda Long
Account Supervisor, Hughes Agency
(864) 275-9890 (mobile)
amandal@hughes-agency.com
or
For Riot Games
media@riotgames.com

Source: Hyve Solutions

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