Facilities - Server Rack Architecture

Three Networks for the Ultimate Server, Rack, and Data Center Management

The network design seamlessly integrates three distinct and redundant network architectures—Public, Private, and a Data Center to Data Center Management Network — into the industry's first Network-Within-a-Network topology for maximum accessibility, security, and control. This architecture is common to all data centers, all racks, and all servers that live in the SoftLayer environment. This revolutionary design gives system administrators unfettered access for total control over their environments without exposure to external threats. Our network is built from best-in-class networking infrastructure, hardware, and software with exceptional bandwidth and connectivity for the highest speed and reliability.

Server Rack

Server Rack

The Private Network

The core of SoftLayer's industry leading service offerings, automation, and control lies in the Private Network. SoftLayer provides an unparalleled advantage in security, accessibility, and bandwidth efficiency through the power of our Private Network, part of our revolutionary Network-Within-a-Network topology. Our Private Network allows administrators to access servers via VPN over carriers that are not connected to our Public Network. This totally segregates public and private traffic, allowing administrators to manage their servers and securely transfer data without sacrificing public bandwidth to their sites. SoftLayer provides unlimited Private Network bandwidth usage.

100% Uptime SLA

100% Uptime SLA

99.9% is just not enough and that's why we Guarantee 100% Uptime!

24 / 7 / 365 Tech Support

24 / 7 / 365 Tech Support

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Price & Plan Freeze

Price & Plan Freeze

The price you pay at signup is the price you pay forever! That's a Guarantee.