Network Information

Seattle - Washington: SoftLayer Seattle is located in a private N+1 data center facility outside the Seattle fault and liquefaction zones. The facility is designed and constructed to sustain a seismic event while maintaining business functions and boasts low latency through superior connections to Seattle’s robust fiber optic loops, 55MW of existing electrical capacity, 45 on-site generators with .5-million gallons of on-site fuel storage, and a carrier vault system supported by more than 50 miles of embedded, secure conduits.


Datacenter Information

Physical Structure

  • Square Foot: 10000
  • Floor Load: +150 lb./ sq. ft.
  • Elevators: Weight capacity 10,000 lbs.
  • Ceiling Height: 9 feet
  • Line of Sight: Clear line of sight in all directions
  • Fiber: (2) fiber entry points
  • Number of Fiber Conduits: (2) four inch conduits
  • Number of Fiber Interducts: (2) four inch interducts

Environmental Controls

  • Internal and external cooling units
  • Chilled-water system with emergency backup water supply
  • N+1 ambient air temperature of 68° (+/- 5°)
  • Automatic humidity controls for 45% (+/- 5%)
  • Internal air cleaning systems ensure data center is kept dust-free
  • Building stands on "rollers" to minimize
  • earthquake shock
  • Hardened and secure structure

Security & Access

  • 24x7 on-site technicians
  • Multiple layers of 24x7 security cameras, proximity card readers, biometric access controls and key pads
  • Double-locking mantraps at data center entrance
  • Non-customers enter equipment area by escort only
  • All cabinets, cages, and suites have locking mechanisms
  • Facilities are monitored with 24-hour DVR systems and 14-day video storage
  • 360-degree perimeter and roof
  • surveillance
  • Physical audit trails on all entry points
  • Anti pass-back and tail-gating systems
  • 24x7 break-in, smoke, heat and fire alarms monitored by police and fire departments for instant reaction, No signage, nondescript building, 24x7x365 Biometric fingerprint Datacenter Access

Fire Supression System

  • Pre-action, dry-pipe sprinkler rated for telecommunication equipment/computer room
  • Class "A" multi-plexed addressable building system
  • Integrated smoke/heat detector system

Power Systems

  • Compaq UPS with 120, 208, 220VAC available
  • 100% diesel generator backup (regularly tested)
  • Fuel capacity exceeds 24 hours
  • Fuel delivery contract with 1-hour guarantee
  • Custom-designed Power Distribution Units

Server Information

All of our new servers are multi-core CPU Enterprise Class Systems*:

  • DELL/Supermicro Systems
  • 8GB to 16GB of Memory
  • RAID 10 Fault Tolerant Array
  • Gigabit Network Connections



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