Dallas—June 29, 2011—SoftLayer Technologies, the innovation leader in Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed Hosting, today announced that SoftLayer Chief Executive Officer Lance Crosby was recently named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 Southwest Area North Award winner for Technology. Announced on June 25 at a gala event at the Hyatt Regency Dallas, the prestigious award was decided by an independent judging panel made up of previous winners, leading CEOs, private investors, and regional business leaders."I'm honored to receive this recognition. I am exceptionally proud of what SoftLayer has accomplished since its inception, maintaining non-stop growth to become the largest private hosting provider in the world," said Mr. Crosby. "Every day, my team and I can't wait to roll up our sleeves and find new ways to extend our leadership as the most innovative company in our industry. It's what I live for."The renowned Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year program is in its 25th season, and has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities and more than 50 countries throughout the world. Awards are given based on demonstration of excellence and extraordinary success in a wide range of business areas, including innovation, financial performance, and individual contribution to one's business' success and community.As a regional winner, Mr. Crosby is a finalist for the national award, to be named at the Entrepreneur of the Year National Awards gala, hosted by Jay Leno, on November 12, 2011, in Palm Springs, California. The national awardee will advance to consideration for the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of The Year Award in June 2012.
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 www.softlayer.com or call 866.398.7638.
Director, Corporate Communications