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Press Release

SoftLayer™ Joins Microsoft© WebsiteSpark™ Program

Offers Valuable Cost Savings and Support for Qualified Web Startup Companies

Dallas—September 24, 2009—SoftLayer Technologies™, the innovative on-demand data center services provider, has been approved as a partner in the Microsoft® WebsiteSpark™ Program. As a WebsiteSpark partner, SoftLayer can now provide qualifying Web startup companies with value pricing on Microsoft development software and tools.

WebsiteSpark provides professional Web development and design companies with an innovative vehicle to access:

  • Business Opportunities: Expand your reach and customer touchpoints, and expose your services to the broad set of Microsoft customers and partners. Benefit from marketing activities to drive demand towards your portfolio of Web solutions.
  • Support and Training:Get dedicated support from peers around the world—agencies, developers, and designers who will provide a wide range of support resources. Receive free online training, and webinars to assist you in your learning journey.
  • Software and Solutions:Receive fast, easy, and immediate access to current full-featured Microsoft development tools, platform technologies, and production licenses of server products to develop and bring to market differentiated, innovative, and rich Internet sites and applications. Improve your productivity through ready-to-use and customizable solutions.

WebsiteSpark ignites success by helping Web developers and designers connect and create business opportunities with Network Partners and customers around the world. WebsiteSpark also provides Microsoft software and solutions as well as important support and training. Network Partners can grow their own business and customer base by building the infrastructure and business environment to support the Web technologies that companies rely on worldwide.

“We are excited to be involved in the WebsiteSpark program. It extends our Web development customers key development benefits, powerful software options, and strong connections at a critical point in their business growth,” said George Karidis, Chief Strategy Officer for SoftLayer. “We have long partnered with Microsoft to offer the latest software to our customers. And now WebsiteSpark will allow us to provide emerging startups with powerful Web development tools and resources.”

Visit for more information and a complete list of eligibility qualifications.  


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.

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