Web host SoftLayer deploys high-performance hardware

Web hosting services provider SoftLayer announced that it has deployed high-performance hardware at its new data center.

Each server rack features 40-Gigabit connectivity. The facility’s initial installation of two thousand servers in 50 racks utilizes more than six hundred 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports from Cisco.

“We’ve deployed Cisco 7600, 6500 and 3560E switches throughout the data center.

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,” Ric Moseley, SoftLayer’s vice president of Engineering, said in a statement issued to the press.

“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.”

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