Softlayer Cloud

Connect to SoftLayer Through Cologix

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SoftLayer has core Canadian network nodes deployed with Cologix’s data centers in Toronto and Montreal as part of IBM Cloud’s investment aimed at extending its cloud service capabilities in Canada and throughout the world. To meet growing demand for hybrid cloud solutions, SoftLayer provides the only completely integrated infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solution in the industry. Customers can create a secure, reliable connection directly to the SoftLayer platform through a simple Cologix interconnection within a protected, redundant, enterprise-grade data center environment.

Connecting to SoftLayer through Cologix provides:

  • An on-demand, high-performance solution that can be scaled in real time
  • Connected by SoftLayer’s private network backbone without going over the public Internet
  • Dedicated servers, virtualized environments and cloud solutions all operating together seamlessly
  • Private network access with less than 40ms of latency
  • Reduced total networking costs, optimized access and improved speed through distinct public, private, and internal management network integration
  • Scalability, flexibility and control built on a network of networks
  • SoftLayer PoP with Cologix featuring multiple 10Gbps connections to top-tier transit and peering network carriers
  • Up to 10 gigabits per second of bandwidth to individual servers
  • Automated IP routing and management plus unmetered inbound bandwidth
  • Private interconnection between enterprise colocation deployment and Softlayer PoP, or link SoftLayer to on-premise infrastructure
  • Canadian Data Residency: workloads and data hosted in Canada
  • Modular architecture for leading control and performance


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