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Dallas—September 2, 2008—The Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC), the largest technology trade organization in Texas, has recognized SoftLayer Technologies Inc. as part of the 2008 Fast 50 – a list of the 10 fastest-growing technology companies in the Dallas/Fort Worth area based on percentage revenue growth over the last year and the 40 fastest-growing technology companies in the Dallas/Fort Worth area based on percentage revenue growth over the last five years.The rankings of the Fast 50 will be revealed at the Tech Titans and Fast 50 Awards gala event at the Marriott Legacy Town Center in Plano, Texas on Friday, September 26, 2008. More information about the event is available at www.metroplextbc.org/techtitans."The Tech Titans and Fast 50 Awards provide the premier recognition of fast-growing, highly innovative companies that contribute to the vibrancy of the North Texas economy and make our region an exciting place to live and work," said Cindi Keith, partner/technology marketing industry leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and co-chair of the MTBC’s Tech Titans steering committee. "We look forward to showcasing the true leaders in our industry and celebrating their hard work and creativity.""SoftLayer is thrilled to be recognized for the Tech Titans/Fast 50 Technology Companies. We consider MTBC’s Tech Titans to be a very prestigious award and are honored to be considered for the 2008 Fast 50," said George Karidis, Chief Strategy Officer, SoftLayer Technologies Inc.The North Texas region is one of the leading centers for technology business and innovation both in the U.S. and globally. The AeA (American Electronics Association) recently ranked the Dallas-Fort Worth area fifth among U.S. cities in high-tech employment, with approximately 176,000 high-tech workers. In addition, the Dallas-Fort Worth area ranked second nationwide for employment in both the telecommunications services and internet services sectors, and the region is also home to one-half of Texas’ technology workforce.
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.
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