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Press Release

SoftLayerTM Introduces Solid State Drive Offering

New Option Reduces Power and Cooling Needs, Increases Reliability

Dallas—March 2, 2009—SoftLayerTM Technologies has extended its portfolio of available server hardware options with the addition of solid state drives (SSDs). SSDs are an enterprise-level solution for reliable and secure storage. Unlike disk-based storage drives, SSDs have no moving parts. This decreases their power consumption, cooling needs, and performance latency. It also greatly reduces their risk of mechanical failure, making SSDs more durable than traditional disk-based drives.

“Our customers constantly need more from their storage, and not only more volume but also higher levels of performance and reliability,” said Joshua Rushe, Vice President of Data Center Operations for SoftLayer. “Offering solid state drives is yet another way that SoftLayer is meeting customers’ needs with an enterprise-class, leading-edge technology solution. SSDs provide greater performance and power efficiency, which can be leveraged to attain a higher margin of cost-effectiveness.”

Beyond the advantages of low latency and decreased power and cooling, SoftLayer’s solid state drive offering provides:

  • Latest generation SATA interface
  • 10 parallel NAND Flash channels equipped with single-level cell NAND Flash memory
  • Native Command Queuing to enable up to 32 concurrent operations
  • Sustained sequential read: up to 250 MB/s
  • Sustained sequential write: up to 170 MB/s

SoftLayer is currently offering the following drives:

  • 32 GB SATA Intel SLC Solid State Drive $50.00 per month
  • 64 GB SATA Intel SLC Solid State Drive $100.00 per month


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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