Data Centers

The cloud is a place on earth.

There is much more to building and operating a data center than filling a room up with servers. Every aspect of a SoftLayer data center—from power density and redundancy, to capacity and cooling, and location and accessibility—is designed to guarantee its security, resiliency, and efficiency.

We build each center to the same spec, and equip it to provide the full SoftLayer catalog of services. Staffed 24x7 with SoftLayer experts to troubleshoot and address the rare issues that can’t be directly resolved through our automated management system.



Standardized pod design.

Standardized, best-practices-based facilities.

Each data center facility features one or more pods, each built to the same specifications with best-in-class methodologies to support up to 5,000 servers. Leveraging this standardization across all geographic locations, we optimize key data center performance variables including: space, power, network, personnel, and internal infrastructure.

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High performance rack architecture.

Better power, bandwidth, and support for each server.

We’ve designed our racks to provide high bandwidth, ample power, simplified system deployment, and faster issue resolution. Each rack has 40Gbps of connectivity right to it—20Gbps to the private network, 20Gbps to the public network—for exceptional and consistent network performance for every system.

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Redundant, best-in-class infrastructure.

Redundant power, cooling, and network carriers.

All SoftLayer data centers maintain multiple power feeds, fiber links, dedicated generators, and battery backup. They are built from industry-leading hardware and equipment, ensuring the highest level of performance, reliability, and interoperability.


Audited physical security.

24x7 onsite security, SOC II report compliance.

Through automation, rigorous and audited controls, around the clock security, and server room access limited to certified employees, every location is hardened against physical intrusion.



Data Center Specs


 
Server Capacity
Input Power
UPS Battery Backup Units
Backup Power Generators
Redundant Cooling
Fire Suppression
Access Control


40,000+
6,000 amps
480v
6 x 750kVA
3 x 2mW
Liebert 30-ton
HVAC
Pre-action dry
pipe
Proximity
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19,000+
9,000 amps 480v
6 x 750K
8 x 500kVA
4 x 2mW
Liebert 30-ton
HVAC
Pre-action
dry pipe
Proximity
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16,000+
6mw 12.47kv
6 x 1250kVA
4 x 2mW
Liebert 20-ton
HVAC
Pre-action
dry pipe
Proximity
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19,000+
9,000 amps
480v
2 x 750kVA
8 x 500kVA
4 x 2mW
Liebert 30-ton
HVAC
Pre-action
dry pipe
Proximity
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5,500+
3,000 amps
480v
4 x 500 kVA
2 x 2mW
Trane 125-ton
HVAC
Trane 500-ton
Chillers
Pre-action
dry pipe
Proximity
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17,000+
9,000 amps
480v
8 x 500 kVA
4 x 375 kVA
4 x 2mW
Liebert 30-ton
HVAC
Pre-action
dry pipe
Proximity
badge


12,000+
9,000 amps
480v
12 x 625 kVA
4 x 2mW
12 x 130-ton
Chillers
Pre-action
dry pipe
Proximity
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10,000+
2,000 amps
480v
4 x 500 kVA
3 x 2mW
Liebert 30-ton
HVAC
Pre-action
dry pipe
Proximity
badge


12,000+
2,000 amps
480v
8 x 750 kVA
3 x 2mW
Liebert 30-ton
HVAC
FM-200 with
VESDA
Biometric


8,000+
13 mW
6 x 800 kVA
4 x 1875kW
4 x 950kW
chillers
Pre-action
dry pipe
Proximity
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16,000+
30 mW
12 x 800 kVA
4 x 1875kW
4 x 5.275kW
chillers
Pre-action
dry pipe
Proximity
badge