Press Release

SoftLayerTM Launches Parallels® Panel for CloudLayer Computing

Automated Control Panel Increases Cloud-based Server Environments

Dallas—August 3, 2009—SoftLayer TechnologiesTM, the innovative on-demand data center services provider, today began offering Parallels® Plesk Panel as an optional service with CloudLayer™ Computing Instances. The extension of Parallels Panel to the company's cloud computing solution gives SoftLayer customers even more control and operational efficiency for these exceptionally scalable environments.

"Parallels Panel was designed to enable our partners like SoftLayer to build more flexibility and value into their solutions, and extend all of its benefits to their customers," said Jack Zubarev, President of Service Provider Worldwide for Parallels. "We're excited to see it extended to SoftLayer's cloud customers. Parallels Panel helps SMBs maximize their IT investments and provides access to new applications and services on-demand. We believe in meeting customers evolving needs, and cloud services are truly redefining the hosting industry."

Used by service providers and system administrators around the world, Parallels Panel automates and simplifies management and administration for dedicated, shared, and virtual systems. It provides a wide range of features for optimizing operations and maximizing return, including an easy-to-use interface, powerful backup and restore functionality, and robust tools for managing and reselling applications and services.

CloudLayer Computing provides cloud-based computing instances running enterprise-grade and open source operating systems delivered in as few as five minutes. These instances give enterprises massive scalability and can seamlessly integrate with SoftLayer dedicated servers, automated services, and other CloudLayer services (including CloudLayer Storage and CloudLayer CDN) to create a fully unified computing solution. Monthly billing is based on hourly usage or a monthly rate with no long-term commitment, providing an exceptional degree of flexibility. Other advantages include:

  • Image Library - Capture, template, and store images for accelerated provisioning and management
  • Ease of Use - Full access and control via Customer Portal and API
  • Full Virtualization - Virtualized networking, security, storage, and management optimizes "beyond the box"

Visit www.softlayer.com/cloudlayer.html for more information about CloudLayer Computing, or the entire CloudLayer line of services.

 

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 www.softlayer.com or call 866.398.7638.

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James McDowell
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press@softlayer.com