Butterfly.net Snags Game Deal With Sony
from the one-big-customer dept
Last year when IBM and Butterfly.net just launched I was skeptical. They hyped up the “grid” aspect, when it seemed like just a normal datacenter (for gamers) to me. Things had been pretty quiet on the Butterfly.net front since then, but now they’re heating up again as they’ve
signed a deal with Sony to host online games for the Sony Playstation 2. As Butterfly.net points out this will increase their user base “exponentially”. Certainly good news for the folks at Butterfly.net, but I wonder if they’re going to suffer from the “one big customer” effect. Other big name customers may stay away (have to differentiate, after all) while Sony will demand more and more attention – knowing that Butterfly.net can’t afford to lose them as a client.