Global Expansion: On to Amsterdam

October 7, 2011

Over the course of about a month, you were able to follow the build-out progress of SoftLayer's Singapore data center facility. Todd book-ended his coverage of the process with an early look on September 2 and the official "LIVE" announcement on October 3, and given the fantastic response from customers to those updates, we're going to keep them going from Amsterdam.

If you follow SoftLayer on Twitter or keep an eye on our Flickr account, the last time you saw the Amsterdam facility, it looked pretty empty. You might assume that with all the attention on Singapore, Amsterdam wasn't getting much attention, but you'd be wrong ... Folks have been working non-stop in Europe as well, and the facility looks beautiful:

SoftLayer Amsterdam

It's pretty obvious with the racks you see pictured that our go-live team has been on the ground and working hard in the new facility. We shipped loads of gear across a different ocean to get it to Amsterdam, but things will probably look pretty familiar.

SoftLayer Amsterdam

SoftLayer Amsterdam

SoftLayer Amsterdam

When Singapore went live on Monday, customers were ecstatic. We've already provisioned a few hundred servers in the new facility, and the chorus of users anxious about our European expansion has gotten louder as a result. As you can see, Amsterdam is coming along nicely, so you'll have a SoftLayer server in Amsterdam before you know it.

SoftLayer's growth internationally has been fueled by customer demand, so while we're working on Amsterdam, we'd love to hear where you'd like to see us next. Leave a comment with the country/region you think could best benefit from a local SoftLayer facility ... And if you agree with any of the ideas, be sure to post your agreement as well so we get an even clearer picture of customer demand.

More to come!

-@quigleymar

Comments

October 9th, 2011 at 11:31pm

There's something almost hypnotic about a well-cabled rack.

I'd love to see an SL expansion into Canada. We could use a solid dose of competition to shake things up.

October 11th, 2011 at 3:16am

hop the best for softlayer :) and welcome to Amsterdam :) that will for us easy to order and more speed for network

October 12th, 2011 at 12:54pm

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LONDON! As long as there are SEO benefits to having sites hosted in the same country as the target market, we need the servers in that country, not some other country nearby.

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October 9th, 2011 at 11:31pm

There's something almost hypnotic about a well-cabled rack.

I'd love to see an SL expansion into Canada. We could use a solid dose of competition to shake things up.

October 11th, 2011 at 3:16am

hop the best for softlayer :) and welcome to Amsterdam :) that will for us easy to order and more speed for network

October 12th, 2011 at 12:54pm

Leave a comment with the country/region you think could best benefit from a local SoftLayer facility …

LONDON! As long as there are SEO benefits to having sites hosted in the same country as the target market, we need the servers in that country, not some other country nearby.

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