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SoftLayer Launches San Jose Data Center

April 27
18:39 2011

Web Hosting ForumDALLAS SoftLayer Technologies®, the innovative provider of Cloud, Dedicated, and seamlessly integrated environments, today announced the launch of its first California data center facility, located in San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Designated SJC01, the new facility has capacity for more than 12,000 servers in three data center pods. With an advanced dual-path network structure, including redundant network interface cards (NICs) in every server, customers can select up to 2G of connectivity for any SJC01 server and configure their networking resources to achieve all new levels of efficiency.

“SJC01 increases our rapidly growing footprint. We now have a total capacity for more than 155,000 servers in 11 data centers, and seven additional network Points of Presence (POPs),” said Sam Fleitman, SoftLayer Chief Operating Officer. “Our customers in the region, as well as customers around the world that have end users in the area, are excited to leverage the better end-user experience that closer proximity can bring. And we’re excited to be a new local option for some of technology’s greatest companies.”

“SoftLayer is the Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider of choice for customers that want innovation, the best network, and the ultimate control,” said Lance Crosby, SoftLayer Chief Executive Officer. “Those advantages make a huge difference to software and technology developers, social media operations, and more. And nowhere do you find more of those enterprises than Silicon Valley. It’s a perfect fit for hosting’s innovation leader to come to technology’s innovation capital.

Key features of SJC01 include:

– Redundant network infrastructure
– Fully-automated platform
– SAS70 Type II compliance
– Multiple tier 1 carriers
– Unique pod design concept

Like all SoftLayer data centers, the San Jose facility is functionally independent with distinct and redundant resources, and fully integrated through SoftLayer’s revolutionary network architecture, allowing seamless inter-data center capabilities. SJC01 has 24×7 onsite support and multiple security protocols controlling entrance to the facility. It is fully connected to SoftLayer’s data centers located in Dallas, Houston, Seattle, and the Washington D.C. area, and to the company’s network Points of Presence in seven additional U.S. cities.

SJC01 servers can be ordered starting today at www.softlayer.com or through the company’s leading Customer Portal.

About SoftLayer Technologies
SoftLayer is the innovation leader in on-demand Web hosting and data center services. As the largest hosting company in the world, SoftLayer lets customers create Cloud, Dedicated, or seamlessly integrated computing environments, leveraging the company’s world-class data center facilities in Dallas, Houston, Seattle, and Washington D.C., and network Points of Presence nationwide. SoftLayer 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 www.softlayer.com or call 866.398.7638.

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