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Press Release

SoftLayerTM Offers Free Parallels Plesk Panel 9.0 with Dedicated Server Offering

Launches Parallels Plesk Panel 9.0 and Parallels Plesk Billing 6.0 to Allow Resellers to be More Profitable

Dallas—April 1, 2009—SoftLayerTM today announced that it is including Parallels Plesk Panel 9.0 for free with all new purchases of its dedicated server offerings. The promotion runs from April 1, 2009 to April 14, 2009 and coincides with their launch of Parallels Plesk Panel 9.0 and Parallels Plesk Billing 6.0.

SoftLayer is launching Parallels Plesk Panel 9.0 and Parallels Plesk Billing 6.0 as an option on all of its dedicated server offerings. These products further enhance SoftLayer’s reputation for offering the most cutting edge and technologically advanced solutions in the industry.

Parallels Plesk Panel 9.0 provides SoftLayer’s customers with the most advanced control panel on the market today. In addition to its award winning automation and management tools, the latest version offers resellers the most complete and seamless system available. By integrating the APS Catalog, users now have the ability to manage, deploy and update over 200 applications on the server with a single button click. The integrated single sign on allows SoftLayer’s resellers to manage all of their Parallels products from a single interface.

Parallels Plesk Billing 6.0 is designed to interoperate with Parallels Plesk Panel 9.0, so customers of SoftLayer’s dedicated server offering that buy the billing solution will benefit from the most tightly integrated reselling system available on the market. Resellers and their customers can move seamlessly between billing and control panel functionality. Moreover, upsell opportunities can be completely automated for the end user with easy upgrade and add-on purchase options. Parallels Plesk Billing 6.0 eliminates the need for third party software to address complicated billing and income collection tasks by utilizing a billing system that is designed specifically for service providers in need of recurring support.

“SoftLayer is leading in their segment. They are responding to the needs of this competitive service provider market, empowering end-users to be completely automated and managed through an integrated hosting automation control panel solution,” said Jack Zubarev, president of Parallels. “By utilizing Parallels Plesk Panel 9.0 integrated with Parallels Plesk Billing 6.0, SoftLayer is able to give their customers unique offerings that differentiate their company.”

“SoftLayer is committed to our relationship with Parallels. We are proud to offer Parallels Plesk Panel 9.0 as it is the leading hosting automation control panel on the market,” said Lance Crosby, Chairman and CEO, SoftLayer. “The solution, integrated with Parallels Plesk Billing 6.0, provides our customers with the ability to create flexible service plans that offer a complete and end to end solution and save our customers valuable resources.”

To take advantage of this offer, visit and enter the promotional code “Plesk”. For more general information, 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.

Nathan Huey

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