Through connecting its Dallas, Texas and Seattle, Washington data centers with a dedicated 10GB fiber link, Web hosting provider SoftLayer announced on Monday it has considerably expanded its network-within-the-network topology.
SoftLayer’s private and public networks are now equally connected between the cities via private, 10GB point-to-point connections, providing the highest connection with the lowest latency.
Including the ability to transfer an unlimited amount of data between cities securely and free of charge, the expansion provides customers with a broader range of options and advantages. Additionally, customers using StorageLayer will have enhanced failover capabilities, and can now access the private network via out-of-band VPN connections in either Dallas or Seattle.
George Karidis, SoftLayer chief strategy officer stated “This level of control and enterprise grade capabilities are new to mass market hosting—they’ve just been too expensive for many businesses to deploy. This is only the first of many cross-data center services that we have slated to go live in 2008. We will continue to ramp up our virtual data center services and deliver even more sophisticated IT services to all of our customers.”
In addition to SoftLayer’s fundamental goal to supply fully outsourced IT operations and “serverless” operations for startups and mature businesses, the company says it plans to release many additional products in the first quarter of 2008 that center on geographical redundancy, improved performance and data protection.
Softlayer announced it had named three new employees for key management roles earlier this month.
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