Posted By Rich Miller On March 10, 2008 @ 10:52 am In Dallas,SoftLayer | Comments Disabled
SoftLayer  is opening a second data center facility inside the Dallas Infomart, and upgrading its core networking infrastructure in the building, the company said today . The expansion into an additional 5,000 square feet of space provides SoftLayer with 220 more racks for its hosting clients.
“The new data center resides within the same building as our current facility, but it is completely redundant from all other risk variables, including power, bandwidth, and cooling,” said Lance Crosby, CEO of SoftLayer. “This allows us to deliver an additional level of failover and disaster recovery for customers seeking redundant Dallas facilities.”
SoftLayer becomes the latest Infomart tenant to expand its operations at the distinctive 1.2 million square foot carrier hotel in Dallas. Other data center providers who have expanded within the Infomart include Dataside  and Switch and Data . The building, which is owned by DCI Technology Holdings , is among the beneficiaries of strong demand for Dallas data center space .
SoftLayer has announced more than $50 million in expansions in recent months, including a $16 million Seattle data center  and a $40 million deal to expand nationally in Internap facilities . Today’s announcement included a $5 million investment in a core network backbone upgrade in Dallas. The upgrade included:
The company says the upgrades will “significantly improve performance for all SoftLayer customers.” as the new Cisco equipment provides increased CPU speed, memory and routing capacity than the
previous generation of equipment.
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 SoftLayer: http://www.softlayer.com
 said today: http://www.softlayer.com/press.html
 Dataside: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2007/Oct/10/dataside_plans_fifth_dallas_data_center.html
 Switch and Data: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2007/Oct/08/switch_data_expands_in_dallas_infomart.html
 DCI Technology Holdings: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2006/Feb/22/dallas_infomart_acquired_by_dci_tech.html
 Dallas data center space: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/dallas-index.html
 $16 million Seattle data center: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2007/Nov/13/softlayer_in_16m_deal_for_space_at_internap.html
 expand nationally in Internap facilities: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/Mar/06/softlayer_to_expand_nationally_with_internap.html
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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