Dallas—May 21, 2007—SoftLayer Technologies has announced the release of several new products including; enterprise racks, Specialty servers, Xpress servers, and an Open API for integrated management. "Our new web site and new products clearly demonstrate our commitment to raising the level of end user control in dedicated hosting," said Lance Crosby, President and Chief Executive Officer of SoftLayer. "We are merging the physical layer with the virtual layer to become the first truly web-enabled hosting company."According to Mr. Crosby, all servers come with the standard virtual private rack that allows for additional servers and services to be added on-the-fly without service interruptions. Alternatively, SoftLayer also offers a virtual dedicated rack with advanced graphing options and bandwidth pooling. The premier offering includes a virtual datacenter offering that targets enterprise companies who seek full racks of dedicated servers delivered on demand.Additionally, SoftLayer is launching Specialty servers and Xpress Series servers. Specialty servers include; redundant power servers, mass storage servers, streaming media servers, private NAS servers, and high-end servers with twelve hot swap drive bays capable of holding twelve terabytes of data. A more cost-efficient option, the Xpress Series servers target developers and IT managers who need servers sooner rather than later.But Mr. Crosby admits that the Open API might be the most significant development of them all. "The release of Open API signifies the importance we place on opening up our infrastructure management system," said Mr. Crosby. "Now our customers have the ability to integrate all features into third-party server control panels, third-party commercial applications and even corporate intranets."Mr. Crosby concluded, "We remain steadfast in our dedication to extend control of the hosted environment, so that we may provide end users with a level of control equal to or greater than their own internal datacenter environments."
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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