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Press Release

SoftLayer Continues Strong Growth; Rising EBITDA and GAAP Profitability

Dallas—December 1, 2008—SoftLayer Technologies today announced it has maintained strong growth and outperformed all projections throughout 2008. The company provides highly automated, on-demand data center and IT services that allow businesses to more efficiently utilize their resources and decrease their capital expenditures. SoftLayer’s growth continues despite general U.S. economic woes, indicating that the company’s model for providing outsourced IT environments has considerable mainstream market advantages.

“As much as we’ve accomplished this year, we keep moving forward, continuing to innovate and enhance our offerings and provide customers the ultimate virtual data center solutions,” said Lance Crosby, SoftLayer Chief Executive Officer. “In these tough economic times our solutions are more relevant than ever. We will be launching additional virtualization and cloud computing options that give our customers highly scalable, flexible solutions for their business’ computing needs.”

Through October of this year, SoftLayer has reached a number of key milestones, including:

  • Annual recurring revenue of over $60 million, up from $33 million in 2007
  • 40%+ EBITDA margins and growing
  • Continued GAAP profitability
  • More than 5,500 active customers across 110+ countries
  • More than 18,000 deployed servers
  • Receiving Tech Titans award for the fastest growing company in Dalla
  • sPending completion of a SAS-70 Type II review in December 2008

Additionally, SoftLayer has expanded its leadership position this year through significant achievements such as:

  • Launching version 3.0 of the industry-leading SoftLayer Open API
  • Completing an end-to-end rewrite of SoftLayer’s Infrastructure Management System (IMS), a proprietary and leading-edge management platform, to provide even more scalability and automation
  • Deployment of a massively scalable data warehouse to support growth in back office systems and capabilities
  • Adding a third data center in Washington, D.C.Expanding its data center facilities in Dallas
  • Launching new enterprise-class services including:
    • CDNLayer™, SoftLayer’s content delivery network with best-in-industry pricing
    • Anycast DNS, for geographically redundant DNS routing
    • Global load balancing
    Launching of virtualization solutions including Microsoft Hyper-V, Parallels Virtuozzo, and Citrix XenServer
  • Delivering the industry’s first deployment of Intel’s Dunnington chipset: a quad-processor, hex-core platform for high-performance computing environments

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.

Mark Quigley
Director - Corporate Communications
+1 214 442 1842

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