On-Server Network Upgrades
Port Speed Upgrades
Each server comes standard with 100Mbps public and private network ports. For servers with high bandwidth or private network utilization, we offer speeds up to 10Gbps. For redundant network connectivity, we offer dual uplink configurations that feature redundancy on both the public and private network ports (four uplinks total per server) on compatible servers, eliminating single points of failure.
Deliver higher volumes of data across your network with the bandwidth your business needs with our various bandwidth packages. Multiple public network bandwidth options, including both metered or unmetered, are available for each server.
IPv4 and IPv6 Addresses
Each SoftLayer server comes with 1 primary IPv4 address. Additional IPv4 addresses are available in quantities of 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, or 32. SoftLayer also provides 1 primary IPv6 address with additional IPv6 addresses available in /64 blocks.
Virtual Private Network
Out-of-band access improves performance and security.
Securely connect to the SoftLayer private network over SSL, PPTP, or IPSEC VPN gateways. Access and manage your server infrastructure directly from the private network, or use out-of-band IPMI connectivity to access your servers on the hardware level, independently of the operating system.
Plug into SoftLayer.
Connect your on-premises or collocated infrastructure directly to the SoftLayer private network with Direct Link. Physical connections are available in SoftLayer network points of presence around the world.
Content Delivery Network
24 nodes around the world get content to end users faster.
Minimize the distance your data has to travel, avoiding network traffic jams, decreasing latency, and improving your end user experience.