Dallas, Texas – (The Hosting News) – May 13, 2008 – On-demand hosting services and virtual data center provider for the small to medium enterprise (SME), SoftLayer, has expanded its advanced, on-demand data center services portfolio.
Nathan Day, Chief Technology Officer at SoftLayer noted, ”CDNLayer is one more way we provide enterprise-class services to customers of any size. Consumer demand for online video and media-rich websites is exploding. Companies and individuals in every industry, from entertainment and gaming to social networking and e-commerce, will benefit from using CDNLayer to optimize their content management and delivery.”
By launching CDNLayer, an industry leading content delivery network (CDN), the solution will optimize the delivery of web content so that it arrives to end-users with increased speed and reliability. The service is priced at only $20.00 per month for the first 200GB of data transferred and only $0.20 per GB thereafter, making it the simplest and most competitive CDN solution in the market.
CDNLayer uses a network of multiple, geographically diverse server nodes running advanced software that organizes, stores, and streams online content. Rather than serving content directly from the host server to the end-user, CDNLayer moves content from the host server to a node that is geographically closer to the end-user. This minimizes the distance the data has to travel, avoiding network traffic jams, and decreasing latency. CDNLayer includes tools for improved management, helping with content monetization. In addition, it features the ease-of-use and increased control for which SoftLayer is known.
Nathan Day, Chief Technology Officer at SoftLayer remarked, ”The Internet originally was not designed to deliver content that requires large transfer rates, leading to poor performance, interruptions, and failed downloads. CDNLayer changes that. Content is delivered faster and more reliably, creating an improved user experience – leading end-users to spend more time on a site and use its services.”
Recently, SoftLayer 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.
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.