SoftLayer Signs MMORPG Firm

Dallas-based Internet data center provider SoftLayer has signed on MMO Guildsites, a web site design and hosting company focused on massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPGS). SoftLayer said it will provide hosting services for MMO, which is based in Toronto, but did not disclose financial impact of the deal. MMO Guildsites develops online web sites for creating MMORPG "guilds" -- groups of gamers who work together in online games such as World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy, and EverQuest. SoftLayer is a provider of web hosting services, and has data centers in Dallas and Seattle.