Bare Metal Servers

Build a bare metal server with your choice of processor(s), hard drive configuration, RAM, port speed, and more.

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Virtual Servers

Select the cores, storage, and RAM you need in your virtual server, and we'll deploy it in 5 to 15 minutes.

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Cloud Storage

Scale your storage infrastructure on demand while controlling your costs with SoftLayer object storage.

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Data Centers

The cloud is a place on earth.

Building and operating a data center involves more than filling a room with servers. Every aspect of a SoftLayer data center—from location and accessibility to power density and redundancy—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. And each is staffed 24x7 with experts to troubleshoot and address the rare issues that can’t be directly resolved through our automated management system.


Example Data Center Environment

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.

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. We regularly inspect and test our redundant n+1 power and cooling resources to guarantee stability in our data center pods.



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.



Compliance, Controls, and Security

24x7 on-site security. Rigorous controls. Peace of mind.

Every location is hardened against physical intrusion, and server room access is limited to certified employees. All of our controls (inside and outside the data center) are vetted by third-party auditors, and we provide detailed reports for our customers' own security certifications. The most sensitive financial, healthcare, and government workloads require the unparalleled protection SoftLayer provides.

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Global Footprint

More data centers. In more locations. Around the world.

With data centers across North America, Europe, and Asia, customers can provision cloud resources where (and when) they need them. And we’re still growing. With a $1.2 billion investment from IBM, we’re adding 15 new data centers around the world. That means SoftLayer performance, flexibility and control isn’t just on demand, soon it’ll be just around the corner.

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Data Center Locations

All SoftLayer data center facilities include:

  • n+1 UPS Battery Backup Units
  • n+1 Backup Power Generators
  • n+1 Cooling Infrastructure
  • Pre-Action Dry Pipe Fire Suppression
  • Multi-Level Access Control


 
Server Capacity
Physical Access Control
10MB Download
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Launch SpeedTest
Ping/Trace Route (ASN: 36351)


Amsterdam
The Netherlands
8,000+
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Dallas 01
USA
40,000+
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Dallas 02
USA
19,000+
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Dallas 05
USA
16,000+
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Dallas 06
USA
19,000+
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Dallas 07
USA
5,500+
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Hong Kong
China
8,000+
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Houston
USA
17,000+
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London
England
8,000+
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Melbourne
Australia
15,000+
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Paris
France
10,000+
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San Jose
USA
12,000+
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Seattle
USA
10,000+
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Singapore
Singapore
16,000+
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Toronto
Canada
12,000+
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Washington, D.C.
USA
12,000+
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