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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Network

Consider the world your data center.

SoftLayer delivers unmatched scalability and control because we built a different kind of network—a network of networks. Public, private, and management traffic travel across separate network interfaces, segregating and securing traffic while streamlining management.

Our global network boasts more than 2,000Gbps of connectivity between data centers and network points of presence (PoPs). These locations each have multiple 10Gbps transit connections as well as peering links to additional service providers and access networks.



Network Details


Private Network

All SoftLayer data centers and PoPs are connected by a fiber private network, based on separate carriers from our public network. It enables you to seamlessly connect your services in SoftLayer data centers around the world, and securely access and control your services out of band for exceptional security, accessibility, and bandwidth efficiency.

  • Secure out-of-band management via VPN
  • Unmetered bandwidth
  • Secure private VLANs per customer (add to
    on the fly)
  • Gigabit speed from server to server
  • No charge for server to server cross connects
  • Secure customer to customer cross connects
  • Private Local DNS Resolvers

Public Network

Every data center and PoP has multiple 10Gbps connections from multiple top-tier backbone carriers, and brings gigabit speed right to the server, for high-speed network performance, exceptional resiliency, and superior traffic management and end user experiences.

  • Unmetered inbound bandwidth
  • Multiple internet backbone connections
  • Automated IP routing and management
  • Gigabit speed from server to internet
  • Geographically redundant DNS

Management Network

All SoftLayer services connect to our unique management network, providing fast, streamlined access to update and patch servers, software repositories, backend services, and more, all with unmetered traffic.

  • Private OS Update Servers
  • OS Reload and OS Change Servers
  • SoftLayer Software Repository
  • Centralized NAS / Backup
  • McAfee Security Update Server

Best-in-class Network Infrastructure

Our network is built from best-in-class networking infrastructure, hardware, and software with exceptional bandwidth and connectivity for the highest speed and reliability. Every upstream network port is multiple 10G and every rack is terminated with two 10G connections to the public Internet and two 10G connections to our private network.

  • Cisco Systems 10G Network
  • Arbor Peakflow Traffic Analysis
  • DDOS Protection utilizing multiple vendors


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IPv6 Support

SoftLayer has provided native IPv6 support to our publicly available services since December 2008. SoftLayer does not have to worry about tunneling to carry IPv6 over IPv4 networks, which in turn means that our networks are not limited by the diminishing pool of IPv4 addresses. In addition, our support personnel are IPv6 savvy today.


Peer with SoftLayer

If you want to establish a direct peering connection with SoftLayer in one of our network PoPs, you'll need to read up on our peering policy and reach out to our network operations team for more information.


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Data Center Carriers

Number indicates quantity of 10Gbps connections T=Transit P=Peering



Carriers
 


Comcast®
T
 
x4
 
 
 
x1
x1
 
 
x2

Level3®
T
x4
x8
x2
 
x1
x1
x1
 
x2
x8

NTT America
T
x4
x8
x2
x1
x1
x4
x2
x2
 
x8

Pacnet
T
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
x2
 
 

PCCW
T
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
x1
 
 

TeliaSonera
T
x2
x4
 
 
x1
x2
 
 
x1
x2

Telstra
T
 
 
 
x1
 
 
 
x2
 
 

TorIX
P
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
x1
 

AMS-IX
P
x4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Equinix Exchange
P
 
x2
 
x1
 
x2
 
x1
 
x4

HKIX
P
 
 
 
x1
 
 
 
 
 
 

LINX
P
 
 
 
 
x8
 
 
 
 
 

SIX
P
 
 
 
 
 
 
x1
 
 
 

Starhub
P
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
x1
 
 

Telefónica
P
 
x4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
x2

Time Warner
P
 
x8
 
 
 
x4
x1
 
 
x2

Network PoP Carriers


Carriers
 


Comcast®
T
x1
x1
x1
 
x1
x1
x1
 
 

Level3®
T
x1
 
x1
x1
x1
x1
x1
 
 

NTT America
T
x1
x1
 
x1
x1
x1
x1
 
x1

TeliaSonera
T
x1
x1
x1
x1
x1
x1
x1
 
 

Telstra
T
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
x1

ANY2
P
 
 
 
 
x2
 
 
 
 

DE-CIX
P
 
 
 
x4
 
 
 
 
 

Equinix Exchange
P
 
x2
 
 
 
 
 
x1
x1

JPNAPs
P
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
x1

NOTA
P
 
 
 
 
 
X2
 
 
 

NYIIX
P
 
 
 
 
 
 
x2
 
 

Telefónica
P
 
 
 
 
 
x2
 
 
 

TIE
P
x1
 
 
 
 
 
x1
 
 

Time Warner
P
x1
x1
 
 
x1
 
 
 
 

RMIX
P
 
 
x1