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Press Release

SoftLayer Adds IPMI 2.0 To Management Portal

Dallas—February 15, 2006—Today, dedicated hosting provider SoftLayer Technologies announced the integration of IPMI 2.0 Server Management with their proprietary management portal. "With the addition of IPMI 2.0, available through SoftLayer's Private network, customers now have multiple paths to manage their environment," said Nathan Day, Chief Technology Officer of SoftLayer Technologies.

According to Mr. Day, the SoftLayer management portal was designed to be modular in nature with the ability to quickly and seamlessly adapt to continuous technology changes. With the newly added IPMI 2.0, customers now have access to key features including, remote reboot, remote console, server monitoring, and granular reporting.

"Our primary job is to focus on the customer interface or window into the IT environment," said Mr. Day. "We do not design or write operating systems, control panels, security systems, firewalls, databases, or many of the other technologies we deploy. But we do combine them in order to create an easy-to-use management system."

Additionally, the SoftLayer customer portal serves as the launching point for service delivery, reporting, management, and control, allowing total management of the network, hardware, software, and applications. The portal offers additional value-added services, providing control to other existing SoftLayer methodologies such as the network-within-the-network approach, true out-of-band access via SSL VPN, and more.

Included in all of SoftLayer's service offerings, the customer portal also provides billing information, user administration, advanced resolution system, new service ordering, change management, and historical information for trending analysis.

"When it comes to the management of their servers, we didn't want our customers to simply have any tools and resources, we want them to have the best," concluded Mr. Day. "Through constant evaluation of our offerings, we are focused on providing services that meet and exceed our customer's expectations. Adding IPMI 2.0 is one more step towards that goal."

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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