Zynga's move to create its own platform and Web service for game developers will be a big test for its cloud computing infrastructure.
The game company yesterday outlined its new platform. In a nutshell, Zynga.com will become a destination for games. The company will also diversify away from Facebook, which accounts for most of Zynga's distribution. Zynga will also open up its platform to third party game developers.
None of those items would be possible without Zynga's Z-Cloud infrastructure. That infrastructure relies heavily on Citrix software and virtualization technology.
The launch of Zynga's platform is … Read more