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Press Release

SoftLayer's StorageLayer™ Solution Hits New Capacity

Year-old Service Reaches 500 TB of Network Storage

Plano, TX—November 19, 2008—Today StorageLayer™, SoftLayer Technologies’ innovative multi-technology storage and backup solution, reached 500TB of deployed network storage. StorageLayer has seen dramatic growth since SoftLayer launched the service one year ago, bringing the company’s customers a dynamic new way to meet their backup, disaster recovery, and database replication needs.

StorageLayer integrates advanced storage technologies and capabilities into a seamless solution with exceptional security, reliability, flexibility, and the ability to store and retrieve data across all of SoftLayer’s facilities. These include:

  • EVault backup
  • iSCSI storage, replication and snapshots
  • FTP/ NAS storage

Leveraging SoftLayer’s unique infrastructure and expertise in automation, StorageLayer provides the ultimate solution for automated backup, high-availability, and data replication, all on-demand and fully accessible through SoftLayer’s industry-leading Customer Portal and API.

“We are very pleased by StorageLayer’s growth and success this year,” said Sam Fleitman, SoftLayer Chief Operating Officer. “We already have thousands of customers utilizing our portfolio of storage options. And we are committed to rolling out new storage features and solutions that will provide even higher levels of scalability and redundancy to solve our customers’ most difficult business challenges.”

Cloud Storage

One such upcoming introduction is SoftLayer’s soon to be released cloud-based storage solution. Developed in partnership with the industry’s leading cloud and virtualization companies, the service will provide nearly limitless scalability and allow customers to use and pay for storage in a flexible, on-demand fashion. “Growth in the cloud-based storage market—both in terms of demand and the technology itself—has been enormous,” said Mr. Fleitman. “It’s well past the early adoption stage. This is a mainstream, mass-market technology that enterprises can rely on for exceptional benefits.”

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.

Mark Quigley
Director - Corporate Communications
+1 214 442 1842

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