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Leading On-Demand Hosting Provider Standardizes on Adaptec Serial RAID Controllers

Dallas—Jul. 16, 2010

Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADPT), a global leader in trusted storage solutions, announced today that SoftLayer Technologies, an industry leading on-demand hosting provider offering world-class datacenter capabilities, has standardized on Adaptec Unified Serial RAID controllers for their unique network infrastructure. Adaptec Unified Serial RAID controllers help ensure optimum I/O performance, expanded scalability and high throughput for SoftLayer’s next generation virtual IT environments. SoftLayer currently leases thousands of servers to small to medium-sized enterprise customers around the world.

Adaptec is the only vendor currently offering a comprehensive family of serial RAID controllers for the PCI Express (PCIe) interface which consists of five different products and includes 4- and 8-port low-profile models, as well as the industry's only 12- and 16-port designs.

"Adaptec RAID solutions have earned a reputation for proven reliability, which is extremely critical for a network infrastructure supporting over 8,000 active servers," said Jacob Linscott, SoftLayer director of IT systems – UNIX. "In addition to rock solid dependability, Adaptec was the sole vendor that enabled us to completely standardize on a single family of controllers. We looked at LSI and 3ware solutions, but only Adaptec offered a broad line of low- and high-port Unified Serial RAID controllers, which we absolutely needed to help scale and maintain our IT infrastructure and better support our rapidly growing customer base."

Ideal for bandwidth-intensive applications including media servers, email databases, and application servers, Adaptec’s Unified Serial RAID controllers will enable Softlayer to mix and match Serial ATA (SATA) and Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) drives within their infrastructure to achieve a superior balance of capacity, price and performance for their customers.

"The customer response to our new Unified Serial RAID controllers since we introduced them earlier this year has been extraordinary," said Suresh Panikar, director of marketing, Data Protection Solutions Group at Adaptec. "We’re very pleased that SoftLayer, one of the fastest growing hosting companies in the industry, has chosen to standardize on Adaptec solutions, and we look forward to supporting their continuing efforts well into the future."

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.