Officials from North American phone company AT&T have announced that they will be providing a managed hosting solution for Japanese publisher Konami’s as yet unspecified online gaming network in the U.S.
Under the terms of the multiyear agreement, AT&T will host and provide around-the-clock monitoring of Konami's platform, which may theoretically include support for Konami's upcoming PlayStation 2 online title Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence
and mech game SLAI
or other unrevealed content, but has yet to be officially announced. The AT&T solution also supports Konami's business continuity plan by providing automatic data backup and rerouting for the company's primary data center in Tokyo.
"AT&T has the reliable, robust infrastructure we need to launch into the online gaming market," said Daniel Laskowski, director of the North America Data Center for Konami Digital Entertainment. "And AT&T's numerous locations worldwide provide Konami with future growth possibilities internationally."
AT&T will host Konami's gaming platform at its Bay Area Internet Data Center (IDC), one of twenty-six IDCs it operates around the world.