PAC-MAN Video Game Publisher Selects Internap for Delivering Colocation and Route-Optimized IP Connectivity

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., best known for some of the most popular franchises in the video game industry, including PAC-MAN, Dark Souls and TEKKEN, has selected Internap’s colocation and ‘Performance IP’ services to optimize BANDAI NAMCO’s network operations at its new location in Santa Clara, California.

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America recently expanded its operations and relocated its Northern California offices to a “state-of-the-art” facility in Santa Clara. The company needed a colocation and IP provider to support back-end functions and, most importantly, its consistently demanding testing and development environment. Conducting the test, development and staging in a colocation environment with dedicated servers and IPs has proved more cost-efficient and reliable for the company than using public cloud, given the steady nature of the workload.

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America selected Internap based on the hosting provider’s extensive experience meeting the performance demands of the gaming industry and for the expertise of its data center engineers. Internap’s team helped the company accelerate its infrastructure deployment to be up and running as soon as the office move was completed.

pac man game publisherIn addition to being able to test and develop new titles, BANDAI NAMCO also selected Internap for the ability to scale out and deploy live online games in Internap colocation environments in the future. Internap’s scalable, high-density power design can accommodate this by allowing BANDAI NAMCO to utilize up to 18kW of power per rack – without consuming additional floor space – to “cost-effectively” meet those future workload demands.

“Internap is deeply familiar with the diverse application requirements of game publishers and developers, which enables us to meet the needs of such a prestigious name in gaming,” said Steve Orchard, senior vice president and general manager, data center and network services, Internap. “We have a unique understanding of the technical requirements of hosting, testing, developing and launching new titles, and our high-performance infrastructure offers the ideal environment for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.‘s developers to refine games that will entertain people around the world.”

Game publishers like BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America, CrowdStar and Hi-Rez Studios rely on Internap for a range of bare-metal and public cloud, managed hosting and colocation services. Internap‘s hybrid portfolio enables these game developers to find the optimal environment for supporting online, mobile and console games in all types of use cases, including new game launches, testing and development, massive on-demand scaling.

Internap’s global Performance IP connectivity service with patented Managed Internet Route Optimizer (MIRO) technology would ensure the ultimate player experience by evaluating available service networks in real-time and delivering web traffic over the fastest possible path every time.