The opening of the new center is a key milestone in Visa’s multi-year technology upgrade, that results in Visa now having two synchronized, secure and reliable data centers in North America, each capable of carrying Visa’s entire global payments volume in the event of a natural disaster or systems outage. Instant fail-over technology between Visa data centers around the globe ensures the 5-nine level of uninterrupted service that cardholders, merchants, governments and financial institutions have come to expect from Visa.
But GeForce Now isn’t a free service. Customers basically rent a gaming PC in a data center near them. Right now, it costs $5 per month to access the Founders edition, which lets you play whenever you want and for as long as you want. But the company says that it plans to raise the subscription fee at some point.
Twitter noted that because of this headcount growth, it expects “total costs and expenses — which include cost of revenue and all operating expenses — to grow approximately 20 percent in 2020, ramping in absolute dollars over the course of the year.” Other important weights on its expenditures include adding a new data center this year.