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SoftLayer Adds Washington, D.C. Data Center and Experiences Record Demand for Servers

Dallas—Jul. 16, 2010

Today SoftLayer, the on-demand data center provider, opened a new data center location in the Washington D.C. area. The addition of this facility increases the company’s total capacity to 45,000 servers throughout their facilities located in Dallas, Seattle, and now D.C.

"Now with three geographically diverse data centers, we will bring even more new services to our customers in the coming months," stated Lance Crosby, CEO of SoftLayer. "As we searched for the best site for expanding our presence to the East Coast, the D.C. area was an easy choice. It has one of the highest concentrations of fiber connectivity in the U.S., providing us and our customers multiple network options and world class performance."

SoftLayer Washington D.C. is located just 7 miles from Dulles International Airport in a facility designed to full Tier IV standards. It features multiple redundant power connections in addition to the three 2-megawatt generators and eight, fully redundant, 750 kVA UPS systems. As with all SoftLayer data centers, the facility has 24x7 onsite support and multiple security protocols controlling entrance to the building. In addition, the facility boasts infrastructure features including:

  • 34 x 480v 3-Phase PDUs
  • Redundant 30-ton CRAC Units
  • FM-200 Fire Suppression System with VESDA
  • Biometric Security System
  • Digital Security Video Surveillance

SoftLayer has already begun pre-selling servers in the new data center to current customers, receiving an unprecedented level of demand resulting in a high backlog of server requests. “We knew interest in the new location would be high, from both existing and new customers. We wanted to give our current customers an opportunity to request servers here and meet their demand prior to opening sales to the general market,” added Mr. Crosby.

About SoftLayer Technologies

Headquartered in Dallas, SoftLayer is the innovation leader in Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed Hosting, and the largest private hosting company in the world. SoftLayer provides cloud, dedicated, and seamlessly integrated computing environments, with world-class data centers in Dallas, Houston, San Jose, Seattle, and Washington D.C., and network Points of Presence nationwide. The company integrates and automates all elements of its platform, empowering enterprises of any size with complete control, security, scalability, and ease-of-management via a leading Customer Portal and Open API. For more information, please visit or call 866.398.7638.