Bare Metal Servers

Build a bare metal server with your choice of processor(s), hard drive configuration, RAM, port speed, and more.

order hourly
Order monthly

Virtual Servers

Select the cores, storage, and RAM you need in your virtual server, and we'll deploy it in 5 to 15 minutes.

order hourly
Order monthly

Cloud Storage

Scale your storage infrastructure on demand while controlling your costs with SoftLayer object storage.

order storage

Press Release

Expanded SoftLayer® Network Powers UK2Group's

High-Performance Hosting Service Finds Rapid Success

DALLAS—May 10, 2010—UK2 Group has logged exceptional growth courtesy of the March launch of, its new hosting service. 100TB leverages the automated infrastructure services and recently expanded network of SoftLayer Technologies®, the innovative on-demand data center services provider. replaced as UK2 Group's high-power, high-performance offering, designed to provide more bandwidth than other options in the market. Each server comes standard with a dedicated 1000Mbit port and 100TB of unrestricted bandwidth per month. The move to 100TB has brought UK2 Group more than 500 new server customers and increased the company's total network usage by 300%.

"Customers like UK2 Group are exactly who we had in mind when we began planning our network expansion. It's gratifying to see it help bring them great results," said Lance Crosby, Chief Executive Officer of SoftLayer. "Our automated services and unique network architecture have long given our customers the ability to create highly scalable, rock solid solutions. Our increased network speed and connectivity gives them even more advantages that they can extend directly to their own customers."

" was powered by SoftLayer because they were the right resource for the level of infrastructure that 10TB's value proposition required," said Ditlev Bredahl, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for UK2 Group. "So when SoftLayer expanded its network, it gave us the opportunity to push that proposition so far out, the right thing to do was to create a new brand with an even better brand promise—"

SoftLayer's recently completed network expansion included the addition of seven network Points of Presence (PoPs) across the U.S. and an increase of total network capacity from approximately 300Gbps to more than 1,000Gbps. The changes greatly improve end user experience through direct or shorter connections for lower latency and provide SoftLayer greater network control. The company's network presence now spans:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • New York City, NY
  • San Jose, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Washington, D.C.

About and UK2 Group

UK2 Group has been a significant player in the U.K., European and U.S. hosting markets since 1998. UK2 Group provides domain name registration, Web site hosting and server hosting to many global customers through its large family of hosting brands -, Midphase,,, WingSix, ANHosting, Autica, Supreme Support, Dotable, VPS.NET, WestHost and VI.NET. The group is accredited by ICANN and an official Akamai partner. UK2 Group is committed to providing reliable, secure, great value products and services underpinned with excellent support. For more information about UK2 Group, please visit

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.

James McDowell
+1 214 442 0600