Press Release

SoftLayer® and RightScale® Team Up to Accelerate Management of Workloads Across Cloud Infrastructures

Collaboration and integration gives customers the power to manage workloads on SoftLayer’s global cloud infrastructure using the RightScale Cloud Management Platform

Dallas—November 8, 2011—SoftLayer® Technologies, the innovation leader in clouddedicated, and managed hosting solutions, and RightScale®, Inc., the leader in cloud computing management,today announced that the companies are developing the ability to manage and deploy SoftLayer cloud computing services  through the RightScale Cloud Management Platform. Customers will be able to globally deploy, automate and manage their toughest computing workloads utilizing RightScale cloud management on SoftLayer’s public and private cloud infrastructure.  

With this partnership, customers will be able to choose and deploy workloads on SoftLayer’s global cloud infrastructure based in the US, Europe and Asia with RightScale Cloud Management. With a global footprint of 13 data centers, SoftLayer will be the first to offer a mainland Europe public cloud through the RightScale Cloud Management Platform. The RightScale Cloud Management Platform provides pre-built ServerTemplates™ for faster cloud on-boarding and automation capabilities for increased efficiency. This partnership will also provide customers with access to the RightScale MultiCloud Marketplace that includes pre-built cloud ServerTemplates, scripts, and architectures published by RightScale, ISV, and SI partners. All of these pre-built configurations are fully customizable and provide a variety of solutions to get started ranging from standard application stacks to database solutions.

SoftLayer’s cloud servers, part of its family of CloudLayer® Services, leverage the company’s proprietary network architecture to allow seamless integration of virtual and dedicated computing resources. These hybrid environments can be managed through a single Customer Portal and API, providing the highest level of efficiency, control, and scalability.   With RightScale, customers will have the ability to manage SoftLayer public and private cloud workloads through a ‘single pane of glass’ with portability across private and public clouds.

“We are excited to partner with RightScale and empower customers to leverage our services’ unique advantages with RightScale cloud computing management,” said Duke Skarda, SoftLayer Chief Technology Officer. “The benefits that RightScale has brought to the marketplace align directly with our founding mission to provide customers total flexibility and control.”

"SoftLayer has created an impressive cloud offering with a truly global service. We look forward to the partnership, supporting their growing cloud services and global rollout," said Michael Crandell, co-founder and CEO of RightScale. "RightScale is committed to supporting major cloud infrastructure providers such as SoftLayer and offering the highest caliber of management solutions for their customers."

SoftLayer will attend and exhibit at the RightScale Conference November 9, 2011 in Santa Clara, Calif. The RightScale Conference showcases a top-tier lineup of speakers, including RightScale co-founder and CEO Michael Crandell, the RedMonk analyst group, industry experts, and customers who will share key insights into how they’ve achieved success in the cloud. The RightScale Conference is hosted in conjunction with the Cloud Computing Conference and Expo 2011 (Cloud Expo) and registration for the RightScale Conference automatically registers participants for both events. To learn more about the conference and register visit RightScale Conference.

SoftLayer, an IBM Company

SoftLayer, an IBM Company, operates a global cloud infrastructure platform built for Internet scale. With 100,000 devices under management, 13 data centers in the United States, Asia, and Europe and a global footprint of network points of presence, SoftLayer provides Infrastructure-as-a-Service to leading-edge customers ranging from Web startups to global enterprises. SoftLayer’s modular architecture provides unparalleled performance and control, with a full-featured API and sophisticated automation controlling a flexible unified platform that seamlessly spans physical and virtual devices, and a worldwide network for secure, low-latency communications. For more information, please visit softlayer.com.

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

About RightScale

RightScale® Inc.is the leader in cloud computing management. Founded in 2006, the company offers fully automated cloud management that enables organizations to easily deploy and manage business critical applications across multiple clouds with complete control and portability.  To date, thousands of deployments and more than three million servers have been launched with RightScale cloud management for leading organizations such as PBS, Harvard University, Zynga and Sling Media. To learn more about RightScale, please go to http://www.RightScale.com.

Contact:
Aimee Eichelberger
415.963.4174, ext. 7
rightscale@bordersgratehouse.com