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Press Release

SoftLayerTM Increases Network Connections

New 10G Circuits Boost Total Connectivity to 270G

Dallas—July 21, 2009—SoftLayer Technologies, the on-demand IT services provider, recently added new 10G circuits from Time Warner Cable to each of its data centers nationwide. This brings SoftLayer’s total connectivity to 270G of direct connectivity, with multiple transit and peering providers.

The new connections provide low latency and additional redundancy across SoftLayer’s backbone and further extend SoftLayer’s ability to provide massive scalability in rapid and sustainable bursts. This flexibility has proven essential for online media services providing video streams of live events to global audiences, as more and more viewers turn to coverage on the Internet rather than television. One recent event drew 45Gbps of egress bandwidth, leading to a total of more than 100Gbps sustained bandwidth across all SoftLayer facilities.

"Network reliability is the bedrock of all we offer and our customers’ first priority," said Ric Moseley, SoftLayer Vice President of Engineering. "We are committed to continually enhancing network performance and increasing our redundancy to ensure we deliver industry-leading performance and uptime."

SoftLayer’s upgraded data center connectivity now includes the following capacities and carriers:

Dallas, TX - 110G Capacity

  • Internap® - 2 x 10Gbps
  • NTT/Verio - 2 x 10Gbps
  • Level 3® - 1 x 10Gbps
  • SAVVIS™ - 1 x 10Gbps
  • Global Crossing® - 1 x 10Gbps
  • Comcast® - 1 x 10Gbps (peering)
  • Equinix Fabric - 1 x 10Gbps (peering)
  • Telefónica - 1 x 10Gbps (peering)
  • Time Warner Cable - 1 x 10Gbps (peering)

Seattle, WA - 80G Capacity

  • Internap - 2 x 10Gbps
  • NTT/Verio - 1 x 10Gbps
  • Level 3 - 1 x 10Gbps
  • Qwest® - 1 x 10Gbps
  • Comcast - 1 x 10Gbps (peering)
  • SIX Fabric - 1 x 10Gbps (peering)
  • Time Warner Cable - 1 x 10Gbps (peering)

Washington, DC - 80G Capacity

  • Internap - 2 x 10Gbps
  • NTT/Verio - 1 x 10Gbps
  • Level 3 - 1 x 10Gbps
  • Qwest - 1 x 10GbpsComcast - 1 x 10Gbps (peering)
  • Equinix Fabric - 1 x 10Gbps (peering)
  • Time Warner Cable - 1 x 10Gbps (peering)

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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