Headquartered in Dallas, SoftLayer operates a global cloud infrastructure platform built for Internet scale. Spanning 13 data centers in the United States, Asia and Europe and a global footprint of network points of presence, SoftLayerÃ¢â¬â¢s modular architecture provides unparalleled performance and control, with a full-featured API and sophisticated automation controlling a flexible platform that seamlessly spans physical and virtual devices, and a global network for secure, low-latency communications. With 100,000 servers under management, SoftLayer is the largest privately held infrastructure-as-a-service provider in the world with a portfolio of 25,000 leading-edge customers from Web startups to global enterprises. For more information, please visit softlayer.com or call 1.866.398.7638
13 Worldwide Data Centers
Our data centers located in Amsterdam, Dallas, Houston, San Jose, Seattle, Singapore, and Washington D.C., are built with SoftLayerÃ¢â¬â¢s unique pod data center design concept. Each is functionally independent with distinct and redundant resources, and fully integrated through SoftLayerÃÂ®Ã¢â¬â¢s revolutionary network architecture, allowing seamless inter-data center capabilities.
16 Additional Network Points of Presence (PoPs)
Our data centers are complemented by PoPs in 16 cities internationally. Each PoP provides direct connections to the SoftLayer Private Network for lower latency and a superior end user experience.
Secure, Out-of-Band Private Network
Our proprietary network topology provides VPN server access via dedicated, non-public carriers, keeping Ã¢â¬ÅbackendÃ¢â¬Â server access completely off limits to external traffic and allowing secure transfer of sensitive data. The Private Network provides unlimited bandwidth, allowing data transfer and management with no impact to public bandwidth.
We leverage industry-standard hardware and software solutions from the industryÃ¢â¬â¢s top network and security technology vendors to provide exceptional performance, reliability, protection, and scalability.
High-Speed, Redundant Connectivity
Our network provides maximum performance throughout its architecture. Each server rack features 40G of connectivity, ideal for applications including grid, clustering, and high performance computing. Dedicated 10G fiber connections between our geographically diverse data centers provides high-speed throughput with low latency.
Our hardware firewall solutions can be provisioned on demand without service interruptions for additional and immediately scalable server security. Firewalls are fully managed through our convenient Customer Portal.
Global Load Balancing
Our enterprise-class load balancing solution utilizes industry-standard techniques to balance traffic among two or more servers, even between geographically diverse data centers. It can be instantly activated and ready to configure, and servers can be added to or removed from the balancing pool on-demand with no downtime.