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Simplify, secure, and speed up data transfer between your private infrastructure and your SoftLayer services. Or create a new hybrid solution that leverages the best of your in-house resources and the Softlayer platform.
Plug into SoftLayer’s private network with a Direct Link in any of our network points of presence (PoPs), and enjoy unparalleled network performance to and from your servers in any of our data centers around the world.
To learn more about our Direct Link solution, chat with a member of our sales team.
Establishing a Direct Link connection to SoftLayer is simple: Extend your on-premises network into one of our available network PoP locations and cross-connect your router to ours, and we'll enable a private and secure 1Gbps or 10Gbps connection to your SoftLayer servers across the private network.
With this connection, you’ll have unfettered access to your servers on the SoftLayer platform. And because you’re connected to our private network, all traffic across your Direct Link and between your servers in all of our data centers is free and unmetered.
Direct Link is available in 20 network points of presence around the world. Choose where you want to link up to the SoftLayer private network, and let’s get connected.
To order a Direct Link, navigate to the “Network” tab in the customer portal and select the “Direct Link” option. You’ll answer a few simple questions about the requested connection, and our sales team will respond with the technical details you need to know. Once approved, you will need to order a physical cross-connect from your network vendor’s equipment to our router in our PoP. Once the cross-connect is in place, our engineering team will activate your Direct Link.