Dallas, Texas – (The Hosting News) – May 7, 2008 – On-demand hosting services and virtual data center provider for the small to medium enterprise (SME), SoftLayer, has opened a new data center location in the Washington D.C. area.
The addition of this facility increases the company’s total capacity to 45,000 servers throughout their facilities located in Dallas, Seattle, and now D.C.
Lance Crosby, CEO of SoftLayer noted, ”Now with three geographically diverse data centers, we will bring even more new services to our customers in the coming months. As we searched for the best site for expanding our presence to the East Coast, the D.C. area was an easy choice. It has one of the highest concentrations of fiber connectivity in the U.S., providing us and our customers multiple network options and world class performance.”
SoftLayer Washington D.C. is located just 7 miles from Dulles International Airport in a facility designed to full Tier IV standards. It features multiple redundant power connections in addition to the three 2-megawatt generators and eight, fully redundant, 750 kVA UPS systems. As with all SoftLayer data centers, the facility has 24×7 onsite support and multiple security protocols controlling entrance to the building. In addition, the facility boasts infrastructure features including:
- 34 x 480v 3-Phase PDUs
- Redundant 30-ton CRAC Units
- FM-200 Fire Suppression System with VESDA
- Biometric Security System
- Digital Security Video Surveillance
SoftLayer has already begun pre-selling servers in the new data center to current customers, receiving an unprecedented level of demand resulting in a high backlog of server requests. Mr. Crosby added, ”We knew interest in the new location would be high, from both existing and new customers. We wanted to give our current customers an opportunity to request servers here and meet their demand prior to opening sales to the general market.”
Headquartered in Plano, Texas, SoftLayer provides next-generation web hosting and on-demand datacenter services on a global basis from facilities located in Dallas, TX and Seattle, WA. 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.
To learn more about SoftLayer, please visit: www.softlayer.com.