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SoftLayer Increases 10G Network Connections

December 15
19:53 2008

Dedicated Server NewsDallas, TX – SoftLayer Technologies, the on-demand IT services provider, recently upgraded all of its data centers’ network connectivity. The upgrades included additional 10G connections, for a total of 20 across the company’s facilities in Dallas, Seattle, and Washington DC. The new connections provide additional redundancy with low latency across both SoftLayer’s Public and Private networks and increase bandwidth for SoftLayer customers’ ever-growing capacity needs.

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

The company’s Seattle data center received additional 10G peering connections from Comcast and the Seattle Internet Exchange (SIX), as well as 10G transit connections from Level 3 and NTT America. The facility’s upgrades included the installation of Internap’s Flow Control Platform (FCP), which enhances Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routing performance by monitoring each provider’s connections and rerouting traffic when a connection is interrupted.

The Dallas data center’s upgrades included adding a 10G Comcast connection for private peering. Currently this link carries more than 2.5Gbps of network traffic; in the coming days, it will have connectivity into Equinix facilities in Dallas and Washington DC, providing direct connections to additional carriers.

SoftLayer’s upgraded data center connectivity:

Dallas, TX

  • Comcast—1x10Gbps
  • Global Crossing—1x10Gbps
  • Internap—1x10Gbps
  • Level 3—1x10Gbps
  • NTT America—2x10Gbps
  • SAVVIS—1x10Gbps
  • Equinix—1x10Gbps

Seattle, WA

  • Comcast—1x10Gbps
  • Internap—2x10Gbps
  • Level 3—1x10Gbps
  • Quest—1x10Gbps
  • SIX—1x10Gbps

Washington, D.C.

  • Internap—2x10Gbps
  • Level 3—1x10Gbps
  • NTT America—2x10Gbps
  • Equinix—1x10Gbps

About SoftLayer Technologies
Headquartered in Plano, Texas, SoftLayer delivers next-generation web hosting and virtualized data center services on a global basis from facilities located in Dallas, TX; Seattle, WA; and Washington, DC. Utilizing proprietary management tools coupled with the industry’s first Network-Within-a-Network topology, the company delivers unprecedented power and control to securely manage IT environments while providing unparalleled scalability. For more information please visit www.softlayer.com or call 866.398.7638.

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