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SoftLayer™ Increases Network Connections

July 20, 2009 by  

Softlayer 190x60 LogoWeb Hosting ServicesDALLAS — SoftLayer Technologies, the on-demand IT services provider, recently added new 10G circuits from Time Warner Cable to each of its data centers nationwide. This brings SoftLayer’s total connectivity to 270G of direct connectivity, with multiple transit and peering providers.

The new connections provide low latency and additional redundancy across SoftLayer’s backbone and further extend SoftLayer’s ability to provide massive scalability in rapid and sustainable bursts. This flexibility has proven essential for online media services providing video streams of live events to global audiences, as more and more viewers turn to coverage on the Internet rather than television. One recent event drew 45Gbps of egress bandwidth, leading to a total of more than 100Gbps sustained bandwidth across all SoftLayer facilities.

“Network reliability is the bedrock of all we offer and our customers’ first priority,” said Ric Moseley, SoftLayer Vice President of Engineering. “We are committed to continually enhancing network performance and increasing our redundancy to ensure we deliver industry-leading performance and uptime.”

SoftLayer’s upgraded data center connectivity now includes the following capacities and carriers:

Dallas, TX—110G capacity
Internap® – 2x 10Gbps
NTT/Verio – 2x 10Gbps
Level 3® – 1x 10Gbps
SAVVIS™ – 1x 10Gbps
Global Crossing® – 1x 10Gbps
Comcast® – 1x 10Gbps (peering)
Equinix Fabric – 1x 10Gbps (peering)
Telefónica – 1x 10Gbps (peering)
Time Warner Cable – 1x 10Gbps (peering)

Seattle, WA—80G capacity
Internap – 2x 10Gbps
NTT/Verio – 1x 10Gbps
Level 3 – 1x 10Gbps
Qwest® – 1x 10Gbps
Comcast – 1x 10Gbps (peering)
SIX Fabric – 1x 10Gbps (peering)
Time Warner Cable – 1x 10Gbps (peering)

Washington, DC—80G capacity
Internap – 2x 10Gbps
NTT/Verio – 1x 10Gbps
Level 3 – 1x 10Gbps
Comcast – 1x 10Gbps (peering)
Equinix Fabric – 1x 10Gbps (peering)
Telefónica – 1x 10Gbps (peering)
Time Warner Cable – 1x 10Gbps (peering)

About SoftLayer Technologies
Headquartered in Plano, Texas, SoftLayer delivers world-class, on-demand virtual data center services on a global basis from facilities located in Dallas, TX; Seattle, WA; and Washington, DC. SoftLayer integrates all facets of IT to innovate industry-leading solutions that are fully automated. This empowers customers with complete control, security, scalability, and ease-of-management for their IT environment. For more information please visit www.softlayer.com or call 866.398.7638.

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