Web Host SoftLayer Launches Second Dallas Data Center – 09/20/2010

SoftLayer Technologies, the innovative on-demand data center and web hosting services provider, today launched its second Dallas data center, located in the company’s recently completed headquarters.

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Designated DAL05, the new facility features 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 DAL05 server, select servers with up to 10G, and configure their networking resources to achieve all new levels of efficiency.

“Networking is the killer variable for today’s online services. Social networking, web application, cloud solutions—they all need higher bandwidth and more throughput control than ever,” said Sam Fleitman, Chief Operations Officer for SoftLayer. “DAL05 pushes SoftLayer’s trademark networking advantage even farther. The dual-path structure not only provides greater bandwidth to individual computing units, it lets customers do things like designate separate paths for different traffic streams, optimizing a server’s networking for its specific application.”

DAL05 has capacity for 15,000 servers, 24×7 onsite support, and multiple security protocols controlling entrance to the facility. It is fully connected to SoftLayer’s data centers located at the INFOMART in Dallas, in Seattle, Washington, and in the Washington D.C. area, and to the company’s network Points of Presence in seven additional U.S. cities.