Slamdot's state-of-the-art servers are located in the SoftLayer datacenter near downtown Dallas, Texas in the Infomart telecom hotel. It's a private, Tier III, N+1 facility that sits on three redundant TXU electrical grids, delivering diverse power to each quadrant of the building, with five on-site 100-ton water chillers.
All SoftLayer datacenters maintain multiple power feeds, fiber links, dedicated generators, and battery backups. Each facility is built using industry-leading hardware and equipment, ensuring the highest level of performance, reliability, and interoperability.
- Capacity: more than 25,000 dedicated servers
- 6000 amps 480v Input Power
- 6 x 750Kva UPS Battery Backup Units
- 3 x 2000Kw Diesel Generator with On-site Fuel Storage
- Redundant Liebert 30-ton HVAC Units
- Pre-Action Dry Pipe Fire Suppression
- Proximity Security Badge Access
- Digital Security Video Surveillance
With 290 Gbps of connectivity to the Internet, SoftLayer runs one of the largest IP backbones in the US. The 29 x 10 Gbps diverse connections are spread across 10 of the leading network providers in the US and, in addition, include multiple public peering links to dozens of additional Internet access networks.
Our servers are top-notch, production-grade machines that are built to take a beating. Each server has multiple hard drives, at least two processors, and several gigabytes of memory to maximize performance and reliability.
All of our servers use RAID technology so that customer data is mirrored across multiple drives. We make two full backups every morning. One backup is stored locally on the server, and the other is moved offsite to another datacenter.
Our control panel communicates with each server over a completely private network using SSL encryption. It's fast, secure and reliable.
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