SoftLayer Enters Silicon Valley Market

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SoftLayer Technologies today announced the launch of its first data center facility in Silicon Valley, located in San Jose. Designated SJC01, the new facility has capacity for more than 12,000 servers in three data center pods.

“SJC01 increases our rapidly growing footprint. We now have a total capacity for more than 155,000 servers in 11 data centers, and seven additional network Points of Presence (POPs),” said Sam Fleitman, SoftLayer Chief Operating Officer. “Our customers in the region, as well as customers around the world that have end users in the area, are excited to leverage the better end-user experience that closer proximity can bring. And we’re excited to be a new local option for some of technology’s greatest companies.”

SoftLayer will now have 253,000 square feet of raised floor data center space spread across 14 facilities, including seven in Dallas, three in Houston, one apiece in Seattle and northern Virginia, plus the new sites in San Jose and Amsterdam. Earlier this year SoftLayer and The Planet completed a blockbuster merger to create one of the world’s largest providers of web hosting and cloud computing services.

“SoftLayer is the Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider of choice for customers that want innovation, the best network, and the ultimate control,” said Lance Crosby, SoftLayer Chief Executive Officer. “Those advantages make a huge difference to software and technology developers, social media operations, and more. And nowhere do you find more of those enterprises than Silicon Valley. It’s a perfect fit for hosting’s innovation leader to come to technology’s innovation capital.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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