World’s Largest Independent Online Gaming Company Selects Winning Combination with Redbus Interhouse Germany

World’s Largest Independent
Online Gaming Company Selects Winning Combination with Redbus Interhouse Germany

Frankfurt, January 19, 2005 – NCsoft,
the world’s leading developer and publisher of online computer games has
selected Redbus Interhouse Germany, a division of Europe’s most advanced,
independent colocation and managed services provider, to provide colocation and
business continuity services for it’s audience of online gamers throughout

The launch of its European company
and the choice of Redbus Interhouse as its colocation partner takes NCsoft one
step closer to constructing a global network for online game services.

NCsoft Europe is a division of
Korea-based NCsoft Corporation, developers and publishers of innovative online
gaming products such as the highly successful Lineage II and City of Heroes.
NCsoft launched Lineage® II in Europe in November 2004, with City of Heroes™
scheduled for early February 2005. After that, the company will continue to
service new games with the objective of establishing itself as a leading online
game company in the European region by the end of 2005.

Redbus Interhouse Germany was
selected to partner NCsoft as a result of its substantial infrastructure,
centralised location and quality of services. To service the highly demanding
and bandwidth hungry gaming community NCsoft requires excellent connectivity
options to a variety of network providers such as Deutsche Telecom, AOL and
Tiscali. It also needed a highly robust service and support infrastructure to
maintain APPRO’s high performance Hyperblade servers used to supply the
performance levels expected by the gaming market.

Anthony Kenisky, Sales Director,
APPRO, commented, “Our blade servers efficiently and cost-effectively increase
compute density in Redbus Interhouse’s data centre, enable remote software
provisioning and server management – a prerequisite for NCsoft. In fact, Redbus
Interhouse is one of the only datacentres in Europe to be able to support the
super computing power of our blade servers.”

Redbus Interhouse fulfilled all the
criteria specified by NCsoft; a client base of top tier carriers and ISP’s
providing the core route to market; multiple levels of redundancy for aspects
such as cooling, power and fire suppression; non-stop on site and remote support
for continuity of operations; plus an attractive price/performance package.

Martin Essig, Country Manager,
Redbus Interhouse Germany commented, “Online gaming is a huge and rapidly
growing business, especially here in Germany. However it requires high levels of
guaranteed performance, which in turn demands an established infrastructure.
NCsoft chose Redbus Interhouse because it recognised we could offer the levels
of network connectivity, professional 24 hour support and expansion potential
they need.”

Sebastian Vidal, COO, from NCsoft
Europe said, “The gaming market is highly sophisticated and games are becoming
more graphic intensive and resource hungry. We need partners like Redbus
Interhouse with the ability and expertise to provide the level of service to
support this new generation of games and deliver them to our core markets. We
have been very impressed with the Redbus Interhouse colocation model and the
quality of its people. This now forms the springboard for our growth in Europe.”

About NCsoft Europe NCsoft Europe
(NC-E) is headquartered in Brighton, England and is part of Korea-based NCsoft
Corporation, the world’s leading developer and publisher of online games. NCsoft
has already successfully established itself in North America, Japan, Taiwan,
China and Thailand. NC-E began operations on 1st September 2004 and serves as a
central hub for all NCsoft sales, marketing and distribution operations in
Europe, via its European distribution network. NC-E launched Lineage® II in
November 2004, with City of Heroes™ and Guild Wars® scheduled for early 2005.
More information about NCsoft Europe can be found at

About Redbus Interhouse Redbus
Interhouse ( is Europe’s most advanced independent colocation
company. For business-critical online, data or telecom applications, Redbus
Interhouse offers versatile, cost-effective and secure housing facilities
backed-up by state-of-the-art infrastructure and 24/7 engineering and facilities
support. Redbus Interhouse offers business resilience services within its own
independent colocation facilities in Europe’s key business centres allowing its
customers to rapidly access markets across Europe without losing focus on their
core businesses. The enterprise has data centres in London, Paris, Milan,
Frankfurt and Amsterdam. Its independence gives customer’s freedom of choice
from a wide range of telecommunication providers, Internet Service Providers and
Content Providers. Its continued sales success combined with a strong balance
sheet, means that Redbus Interhouse enjoys a leading position in this
marketplace. In June 04, Redbus Interhouse plc demonstrated its high level of
competence in information security management by having the first collocation
independent data centre in Europe to be awarded with the BS7799 accreditation,
the ultimate benchmark for information security.