Continent 8 is building a data center in A.C… potentially making city into esports hub (ROI-NJ)

There could not have been a more not-so-perfect reminder, Barbara DeMarco said, of how important her client’s work would soon become.

“Michael Tobin and I were attending the first State of the City at Boardwalk Hall when the audio and visual technology failed in the middle of Mayor Frank Gilliam’s speech,” DeMarco said.

That is something Continent 8 Technologies, a global network solutions provider headquartered in the United Kingdom, hopes to prevent from happening again — and then some.

The company plans to privately invest more than $5 million into the creation of an independent data center at the Atlantic City Convention Center later this year.

Not only will this investment support further technological and economic development within Atlantic City and the entire South Shore region, but it will allow the city to establish a hub for what is expected to become a $1.5 billion industry worldwide by 2020 — esports.

Read more at ROI-NJ.

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