Network and Datacenter Information

Consultingmode is proud to be a part of Softlayer's network. Softlayer are the first on-demand hosting solution providing both gigabit public and private networks, to ensure complete control over security in the outsourced environment. Comprised of two separate and distinct redundant network architectures, the SoftLayer network-within-a-network design delivers enterprise level hosting services while adding complete management and flexibility to the outsourced environment. Compare our network to a brick and mortar store where your customers come in the public entrance and your employees come in the rear. Secure, private, out-of-band connection to fully manage your IT environment.

Overview of Our Network
The Softlayer Public Network Structure provides the following benefits:
  • Multiple Internet Backbone Connections
  • Cisco Systems 10G Network
  • Cisco Guard DDOS Protection
  • Tipping Point IPS/IDS Protection
  • Arbor Peakflow Traffic Analysis
  • Arbor Atlas Global Traffic Analyzer
  • Automated IP Routing and Management
  • Individual Secure Private VLAN per Customer
  • Add Servers to Existing VLANs On-the-Fly
  • Add Services to Existing Servers On-the-Fly
  • Gigabit Speeds from Server to Internet
  • Supports Dedicated, VDS, Grid Technologies

Test Download Links, IP and ASN Information
Provided by Softlayer


Our servers are located in downtown Dallas, Texas at the TierIV SoftLayer datacenter facility which is housed within the well known INFOMART telecom hotel. Specializing in datacenter and hosting facilities, INFOMART is home to multiple data carriers including MCI, Level 3, Equinix, Verio, Switch & Data, Verizon, DataSides, and more. The building sits atop three redundant electrical grids from TXU delivering diverse power to each quadrant of the building. HVAC needs are supplied via five one hundred ton onsite water chillers to deliver N+1 cooling requirements. Home to over twelve switch sites and thirty-five different carriers, INFOMART houses technology and telecom related businesses in a complex communications ecosystem.

With room for over 25,000 servers, the private N+1 datacenter facility incorporates the following infrastructure:
  • 6000 amps 480v Input Power
  • 6 x 750Kva UPS Battery Backup Units
  • Redundant Liebert 30 Ton HVAC Units
  • Pre-Action Dry Pipe Fire Suppression
  • Proximity Security Badge Access
  • Digital Security Video Surveillance