Press Release

SoftLayer® to Offer Microsoft WebMatrix to Its Customers

Web Development Platform Provides Integrated Tools for Streamlined Site Creation

Dallas—September 8, 2011—SoftLayer® Technologies, an innovation leader in Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed hosting, today announced that the company is making the Microsoft WebMatrix development platform available to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 users. WebMatrix is an all-inclusive, free tool that includes everything developers need to create, customize, and publish websites.

Key features and advantages include: 

  • Create, customize, and publish websites and applications
  • Build easily with apps like WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, Umbraco, and more
  • Deploy ASP.NET and PHP apps on the same server
  • Support MySQL and Microsoft SQL databases
  • Increase visibility with search engine optimization tools and reports
  • Get online with one-click website and database publishing

“Microsoft WebMatrix provides SoftLayer customers an easy-to-use, all-in-one solution for Web development,” said Andrew Maten, Vice President of IS Windows Systems for SoftLayer. “The WebMatrix platform was designed to streamline Web development environments—simply and easily integrating a suite of development applications.”

“We are excited to see Softlayer bring the value and benefits of Windows Server and WebMatrix to its customers,” said Gavriella Schuster, General Manager, U.S. Server Marketing & Operations, Microsoft Corp.. “With the integration of WebMatrix, Softlayer customers will benefit from quick configuration and access to a very powerful and flexible web development platform.”

WebMatrix can be easily added to any new SoftLayer Dedicated Server running Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 when ordering through the company’s website or Customer Portal. Users simply select Microsoft Windows Server as the operating system and add WebMatrix as an OS-Specific Add-on at the time of ordering. After the server is provisioned, the WebMatrix installation package can be downloaded through a link in the Customer Portal.

For a limited time, SoftLayer is offering a special introductory promotion for WebMatrix customers. The first 1,000 new dedicated servers or CloudLayer instances ordered with any version of Microsoft Windows Server R2 + WebMatrix installed will receive a combined credit of $40 per month for the first six months.

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