Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Softlayer Packs 600 10-GigE ports from Cisco in New Data Center

SoftLayer, a provider of web-hosting services, announced that its newly launched Seattle data center has been designed for 40-Gigabit connectivity to each server rack. The location's initial 50-cabinet install of two thousand servers utilizes more than six hundred 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports from Cisco.

"We've deployed Cisco 7600, 6500 and 3560E switches throughout the datacenter. Every upstream network port is multiple 10G and every rack is terminated with 40G of connectivity--two 10G connections to the public Internet and two 10G connections to our private network," said Ric Moseley, SoftLayer Vice President of Engineering. "This level of redundancy and throughput is ideal for grid, clustering, and high performance computing, and truly demonstrates our dedication to these emerging technologies and to providing enterprise services to the masses."

SoftLayer also operates a data center in Dallas, Texas.http://www.softlayer.com