Press Release

SoftLayer® Ranked One of Dallas’ Five Fastest Growing Tech Firms

Will Present as Title Sponsor and Be Honored at Annual Tech Titans Awards Gala

Dallas—August 25, 2011—SoftLayer® Technologies, the innovation leader in Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed hosting today announced that the company has been ranked on the Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC) Fast Tech List as one of the five fastest growing tech companies in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Final rankings will be announced at the MTBC’s Tech Titans Awards Gala to be held August 26th at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. SoftLayer is a title sponsor of the event, and Duke Skarda, SoftLayer Chief Technology Officer, will present opening and closing remarks.

“SoftLayer is honored to have qualified for this award,” said Lance Crosby, SoftLayer Chief Executive Officer. “We are proud to contribute to Dallas’ vibrant technology community. Ceremonies such as the Tech Titans Gala showcase the tangible contributions made each year by the technology industry to the North Texas economy and community.”

The Fast Tech list is comprised of 35 North Texas technology companies and will be published in the September 2nd issue of the Dallas Business Journal. Rankings are based on companies’ percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2008 to 2010. The full list and final rankings are announced at the Tech Titans Gala, accompanied by the Tech Titans auction, which helps the MTBC raise money for the Tech Titans of the Future Scholarship.

Requirements to be considered eligible for the 2011 Fast Tech list include having been in business for at least three years, being headquartered in the DFW Metroplex, having base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 and at least $3 million in revenue for the current year, and owning proprietary intellectual property or technology.

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.

Contact:
Andre Fuochi
Director, Corporate Communications
469.394.7274
afuochi@softlayer.com