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Press Release

SoftLayer® Achieves Record Setting Revenues for Third Quarter

Venture Capitalist David Strohm Joins SoftLayer Board to Support Future Growth Plans

Dallas—December 1, 2011—SoftLayer Technologies today announced that the company continued to experience strong operational and top-line growth in the third quarter of 2011, reaching $85 million in revenues while achieving $34 million in EBITDA. The company also appointed David Strohm, from Greylock Partners, to its board of directors to help guide and support the company’s continued market leadership and financial growth.

“SoftLayer is headed on a pretty impressive trajectory but we’re really just beginning to accelerate our efforts,” said Lance Crosby, chief executive officer for SoftLayer. “The addition of David to our leadership team benefits us immensely, especially as it relates to managing growth and rapidly expanding into international markets. Our focus hasn’t changed. We’ll continue innovating and making our platform the standard for Internet savvy businesses looking for unique cloud, dedicated, and managed hosting solutions.”

Key milestones for SoftLayer’s third quarter ending September 30, 2011 include:

“Our growth is fueled by increased customer demand for our entire portfolio of hosting solutions,” said George Karidis, chief strategy officer for SoftLayer. “Our approach resonates with customers because we offer an à la carte menu of service and options resulting in greater flexibility and control over IT resources while reducing operating costs. With our new data centers in Singapore and Amsterdam, we’ll be able to drive even more international revenue and sales.”

David Strohm joins SoftLayer’s board of directors to help provide guidance over the company’s future growth plans. A Silicon Valley veteran, David joined Greylock in 1980 and currently sits on the board of AtHoc, Bounty JobsEMC Corporation, MATRIXX Software, OpenDNS, Progreso Financiero, richrelevanceTabula and VMware. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Harvard Business School.

Mr. Strohm led Greylock's prior involvement with companies including as Doubleclick,Forte Software(acquired by Sun Microsystems), Kiva Software (acquired by Netscape), Legato Systems(acquired by EMC),Internet Security Systems(acquired by IBM), Mentor Graphics, Mobile Automation (acquired by iPass), ccMail (acquired by Lotus/IBM), and Cygnus (acquired by RedHat).

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