The news went out the other day, but didn't make over to these forums so I wanted to post over here.
"Stardock announced today the addition of Adrian Luff as its new director of platform architecture. Luff, who oversaw Battle.net’s growth from a single PC to a global network of thousands of systems during his 17-year tenure at Blizzard Entertainment, is leading Stardock’s move into next-gen connected gaming, currently codenamed Project Tachyon.
"Stardock has a long legacy of innovating from the ground up and this is a fantastic opportunity to continue that tradition," said Luff, who also architected and built World of Warcraft’s launch infrastructure. "Cloud-based computing lets us do things that used to only be possible for the biggest-budget games - now we don’t have to fly around the world and spend millions of dollars setting up hardware like I’ve done in the past."
Luff is responsible for the rollout of Project Tachyon, which will manage the online infrastructure to provide the meta-game experience for Stardock games. Unlike similar services, Project Tachyon will exist entirely in the cloud - meaning that Stardock can scale its capabilities to demand in real time. In addition, for PC gamers, Tachyon is expected to make use of Valve's Steamworks where possible."
More from PCGamesN: http://www.pcgamesn.com/battlenet-engineer-joins-stardock-build-new-cloud-service-tachyon