Cloud Hosting Platform

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 the SoftLayer® data center – DigitalNetHosting® Technology Partner —from location and accessibility to power density and redundancy—is designed to guarantee its security, resiliency, and efficiency.

Each data center is built to the same specification and equipped it to provide the full catalog of services.  They are staffed 24×7 with experts that work hand-in-hand with DigitalNetHosting to troubleshoot and address the rare issues that can’t be directly resolved through the 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 utilized by DigitalNetHosting® 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.

Racks are designed 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

24×7 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.


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. Each data center is connected to our global private network, making data transfers faster and more efficient anywhere in the world. SoftLayer performance, flexibility and control isn’t just on demand, it’s also just around the

A seamless platform that goes across any border.
Global Data Center Footprint
Global Data Center Footprint

24×7 Support

Direct access to assistance, advice, and knowledge.

The most powerful infrastructure on the most powerful cloud platform should also include the best support in the industry. DigitalNetHosting® works with SoftLayer’s technical support team, data center operations staff and our certified engineers are on-site 24×7 and are available via ticket, live chat, or phone when you need to speak with someone directly at no additional cost to you.

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