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Press Release

SoftLayer To Test Every Server Prior To Launch

Dallas—September 12, 2007—SoftLayer has announced a strategic relationship with PassMark® Software to offer BurnInTest™, the industry-leading hardware testing solution, at no-charge to customers.

BurnInTest evaluates the endurance, reliability and stability of all a server’s hardware components including its motherboard, CPU, RAM, drive controllers, network cards and more. SoftLayer will use it to test every server prior to its deployment. Customers will receive the results of the hardware certification process.

“We’re offering BurnInTest to further our commitment to giving customers the highest level of service and assurance,” said Sam Fleitman, SoftLayer Chief Operating Officer. “Knowing a server is reliable can help save customers more than just worry. It helps avoid the costs and inconvenience of downtime and lost data.”

SoftLayer will also preload BurnInTest on every server to allow customers to run their own hardware tests at any time after deployment. Tests can be run from within the server’s operating system or through CLI for a bare metal test. “Customers can have confidence in their server’s integrity throughout its lifecycle, even after changes such as a configuration update or hardware upgrade,” said Mr. Fleitman.

SoftLayer’s contract with PassMark also allows the hosting provider to provide customers no-charge access to analysis software in addition to BurnInTest, including PassMark™ OSCheck™, PerformanceTest™ and DiskCheckup™ for Windows.“

SoftLayer’s commitment to their customers is second to none and this is demonstrated by this unique service. We are excited and privileged to be part of it,” said David Wren, PassMark Managing Director. 


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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