When we asked our customers what we need to do to make Qbox the most reliable, most enterprise-ready solution, the #1 feedback has been to make it available across multiple data centers so Elasticsearch indices can be located close to existing data stores. This decreases network latency, enhances reliability, and makes indices more available globally. To this point, the Qbox team is happy to announce we just extended our leading enterprise-class Elasticsearch hosting to IBM’s SoftLayer Cloud.

The SoftLayer data centers to which we are extending include Washington D.C., Dallas, Seattle, San Jose, Amsterdam, and Singapore. Adding SoftLayer boosted Qbox’s presence in Asian data centers from one to three.

Since IBM’s acquisition of SoftLayer last year, it has been steadily gaining a reputation as the cloud with the strongest enterprise chops. IBM purchased SoftLayer specifically to craft a public cloud that was optimized to run their multiple suites of enterprise apps.

Start building your scalable, performant, and highly available Elasticsearch apps today by provisioning your cluster today.

Are there other public clouds you would like to see on Qbox? We are exploring other partnerships all the time. Leave your comments. We would love to know.