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Press Release

SoftLayer Increases 10G Network Connections

Total Network Capacity Tops 200G

Dallas—December 16, 2008—SoftLayer Technologies, the on-demand IT services provider, recently upgraded all of its data centers’ network connectivity. The upgrades included additional 10G connections, for a total of 21 across the company’s facilities in Dallas, Seattle, and Washington DC. The new connections provide additional redundancy with low latency across both SoftLayer’s Public and Private networks and increase bandwidth for SoftLayer customers’ ever-growing capacity needs.

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

The company’s Seattle data center received additional 10G peering connections from Comcast and the Seattle Internet Exchange (SIX), as well as 10G transit connections from Level 3 and NTT America. The facility’s upgrades included the installation of Internap’s Flow Control Platform (FCP), which enhances Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routing performance by monitoring each provider’s connections and rerouting traffic when a connection is interrupted.

The Dallas data center’s upgrades included adding a 10G Comcast connection for private peering. Currently this link carries more than 2.5Gbps of network traffic; in the coming days, it will have connectivity into Equinix facilities in Dallas and Washington DC, providing direct connections to additional carriers.

SoftLayer’s upgraded data center connectivity:

Dallas, TX

  • Comcast - 1x10Gbps
  • Global Crossing - 1x10Gbps
  • Internap - 1x10Gbps
  • Level 3 - 1x10Gbps
  • NTT America - 2x10Gbps
  • SAVVIS - 1x10Gbps
  • Equinix - 1x10Gbps

Seattle, WA

  • Comcast - 1x10Gbps
  • Internap - 2x10Gbps
  • Level 3 - 1x10Gbps
  • NTT America - 1x10Gbps
  • Quest - 1x10Gbps
  • SIX - 1x10Gbps

Washington, DC

  • Comcast - 1x10Gbps
  • Internap - 2x10Gbps
  • Level 3 - 1x10Gbps
  • NTT America - 1x10Gbps
  • Equinix - 1x10Gbps

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:
Mark Quigley
Director - Corporate Communications
+1 214 442 1842
mquigley@softlayer.com