SoftLayer opens data centre in Singapore
28 September 11
Hosting services company SoftLayer Technologies is establishing its presence in the Asia Pacific with the opening of a new data centre in Singapore together with network Points of Presence (PoPs) in Singapore, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. The facilities are slated to go “live” on 3 October 2011.
Designated SNG01, the new data centre features capacity for more than 16,000 servers, a redundant network infrastructure, fully-automated platform and a pod design concept in which each data centre facility features one or more pods. Each of these pods is, in turn, built to the same specifications to support up to 5,000 servers. According to SoftLayer, leveraging this standardisation across all geographic locations allows the optimisation of key data centre performance variables such as space, power, network, personnel and internal infrastructure.
SoftLayer’s global network integrates three distinct and redundant network architectures – Public, Private, and Data Centre to Data Centre – into a Network-within-a-Network topology for maximum accessibility, security, and control.
“New and existing customers across the region will now have direct access through the SoftLayer Private Network to our automated platform,” said Mr George Karidis, Chief Strategy Officer for SoftLayer. “They can manage and deploy their dedicated and cloud services on their own terms – whether that’s in Singapore or in any of our other data centres.”
The opening of the Asia facilities will be followed by the launch of SoftLayer’s Amsterdam data centre and European PoPs, scheduled for early November 2011. SoftLayer will then have 13 data centres and 16 PoPs worldwide. “We’ve had an international customer base for quite some time, with almost half of our 23,000 customers coming from more than 140 countries besides the United States,” said SoftLayer’s Chief Executive Officer Mr Lance Crosby. “But we couldn’t be happier to now have a truly international presence.”
Do check out SoftLayer’s blog post on expanding to Singapore.
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