Thursday, December 3, 2015

Digital Realty Launches "Direct Link Colo" to IBM Cloud

Digital Realty Trust introduced Direct Link Colo, linking its data centers directly to IBM Cloud via SoftLayer's global cloud infrastructure platform.

Digital Realty said the new Direct Link Colo delivers incredible network performance, including latency as low as 1.5 milliseconds—one of the lowest latencies for a hybrid cloud solution in the industry. With Direct Link Colo, there are no third-party carriers involved, additional intermediary electronics or steps are minimized, and links are available at 1 GigE or 10 GigE speeds. By directly linking Digital Realty—a data center provider with a global footprint, unrivaled ability to scale with clients of every size, and an eight-year record of 99.999 percent ("five 9s") of uptime—to SoftLayer's modular global cloud infrastructure platform, Direct Link Colo delivers:

IBM Cloud data centers are colocated at Digital Realty's hub locations in the Asia Pacific region, Europe and the U.S., with direct dark fiber connections between them.

Direct Link Colo is currently available in eight markets: Santa Clara, CA; Dallas, TX; Ashburn, VA; London, England; Amsterdam, Holland; Tokyo, Japan; Singapore and Melbourne, Australia; with more locations to be added in the future.