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.
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.
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