In 1996, Nexon released its first game: Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds, which ushered in a new chapter in the gaming industry as the first free-to-play online game. With the release of extraordinary games such as KartRider, MapleStory, Mabinogi, Dungeon Fighter Online, and Sudden Attack, Nexon has been trendsetting in the gaming sector. Nexon is a global gaming company that currently offers around 90 games in over 190 countries and regions in Asia, North America, and Europe. Two thirds of its sales come from overseas markets.
Challenges & Goals
1. Database performance and operations must be optimized for game services.
2. Regional support in many countries and regions including Korea is required for globalization.
3. Service development and application should be swift. Flexible maintenance and expansion services should be provided at competitive prices after game release.
4. Security solutions and high stability are required to prevent increasing attacks against game services.
Tencent Cloud Solutions
We tested TencentDB for MySQL and TcaplusDB in POC, and both proved to provide optimal performance for game services. Tencent Cloud’s CVM and network services helped to sustain the maximum number of users on each instance. Management and security solutions were also adopted to make full use of the infrastructure. In addition, Nexon improved its business operation stability and successfully resisted several large-scale attacks with the aid of Anti-DDoS Advanced.
By applying TcaplusDB in the form of PaaS, we guaranteed the highest performance and operational stability. In addition, by leveraging the Anti-DDoS services with large-volume defense capabilities, we managed to defend against large-scale attacks and further improve the business stability. What's even better is that Tencent Cloud services are offered at competitive prices to sustain high volumes of users.