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Softlayer Launches Development Network

Dallas—Jul. 16, 2010

SoftLayer Technologies has announced the addition of a robust development network that provides customers direct access to the development team who build and maintain the on-demand hosting provider’s revolutionary open API system. "The new SLDN will give our customers access like never before," said Dorian George, Director of Product Development at SoftLayer. "As the first dedicated hosting company to offer an Open API system coupled with the support of the SLDN, SoftLayer is serving up the total and complete solution."

According to Mr. George, customers of the hosting provider will have access to both developers and system administrators in order to effectively and efficiently integrate API features into custom applications, commercial software or corporate intranets. The SLDN also offers a software development kit with information on building and integrating applications relevant to the SoftLayer API.

The SLDN also provides public forums where developers can share information and progress with their peers. Blogs by the SoftLayer development group on new features, updates and changes to the API will also be available.

"With the addition of the SLDN, developers have unprecedented access to information relevant to their hosting goals," said Mr. George. "It’s a digital think tank of sorts, where the exchange of ideas and information is welcome and encouraged."

Currently, the SLDN provides example plugins for popular control panels such as cPanel, Plesk and Helm. In the coming weeks, the SoftLayer development group will be adding backbone bandwidth graphs and DNS capabilities, both authoritative and reverse to the API. Future releases are predicated on customer demand and input in the SLDN.

"At SoftLayer, we will always push the bounds of technology in order to provide best-in-class options and opportunity for our customers," concluded Mr. George. "Our new SLDN is yet another tool in our ever-expanding chest of innovative solutions."

About SoftLayer Technologies

Headquartered in Dallas, SoftLayer is the innovation leader in Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed Hosting, and the largest private hosting company in the world. SoftLayer provides cloud, dedicated, and seamlessly integrated computing environments, with world-class data centers in Dallas, Houston, San Jose, Seattle, and Washington D.C., and network Points of Presence nationwide. The company integrates and automates all elements of its platform, empowering enterprises of any size with complete control, security, scalability, and ease-of-management via a leading Customer Portal and Open API. For more information, please visit or call 866.398.7638.