Global Expansion: Singapore Ready for Launch

September 29, 2011

Are you familiar with the "slow clap" phenomenon?

It's basically a crescendo of applause in a crowd that starts with a single hand clap. A few seconds after that first clap, you hear the second. A slow rhythm takes shape. A few people join in. The rhythm is contagious, and it starts to spread through the crowd. As more people join in, the natural tendency is for the pace to speed up as the volume increases, and within about a minute, a single hand clap becomes a huge roar of applause. In the movie Rudy, one character starts a "slow clap" on the sideline of a football game, and the cheer ends up filling the entire stadium ... And that's the visual that comes to mind when I think about the upcoming "go live" date for our Singapore data center.

Start a slow clap in your mind and think of each successive milestone getting faster and exponentially louder applause:

If you imagined correctly, the applause in your mind should be borderline deafening ... And I didn't even mention the fact that we enabled pre-orders on select servers in Singapore last week with a Triple Double special exclusively for servers in the new SNG01 facility.

AND I haven't said anything about the progress of our first European data center in Amsterdam. We already have a team of people there working to get that facility ready, and it's coming together just as quickly. Don't be surprised to see a few sneak peeks at the build-out process there in the next few weeks.

It's almost unfathomable that we're so close to the launch of our first facility outside the United States, and when you consider how quickly Amsterdam will come online after Singapore, you probably think you're taking crazy pills ... Or that we are. I don't want to take any of the wind out of the sales of our launch day, so I'm just going to share a few more glimpses into the data center.

On Monday, you can light your first server at the end of this Singaporean hallway:

SoftLayer Singapore Data Center

All of the racks are powered:

SoftLayer Singapore Data Center

The server rails are installed:

SoftLayer Singapore Data Center

And we thought it might be a good idea to go ahead and install a few servers:

SoftLayer Singapore Data Center

Now all we need to do is flip the switch ... Are you ready?

-@toddmitchell

Comments

September 29th, 2011 at 11:50am

This is way too cool!

September 30th, 2011 at 8:10am

Ready ? flip that switch ... .i dare you :D

October 1st, 2011 at 9:31am

Very Appreciate to Softlayer, i hope your new data Center ini Singapore will be Success.

October 3rd, 2011 at 7:13pm

launched? speedtest.sng01.softlayer.com is NOT contactable.

October 4th, 2011 at 9:33am

Hi Martin, I'm not sure what was happening when you were trying to access the speedtest files, but we can't replicate the contact issues right now. If you continue to have trouble, email me with details: khazard@softlayer.com

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Comments

September 29th, 2011 at 11:50am

This is way too cool!

September 30th, 2011 at 8:10am

Ready ? flip that switch ... .i dare you :D

October 1st, 2011 at 9:31am

Very Appreciate to Softlayer, i hope your new data Center ini Singapore will be Success.

October 3rd, 2011 at 7:13pm

launched? speedtest.sng01.softlayer.com is NOT contactable.

October 4th, 2011 at 9:33am

Hi Martin, I'm not sure what was happening when you were trying to access the speedtest files, but we can't replicate the contact issues right now. If you continue to have trouble, email me with details: khazard@softlayer.com

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