Press Release

SoftLayer Adds Speed With Xeon-based Dempsey and Woodcrest Servers

Dallas—September 19, 2006—On-demand hosting provider, SoftLayer Technologies, announced today that Intel Xeon-based servers with Dempsey and Woodcrest processors are now available. "We pride ourselves on consistently delivering best-in-class solutions to our customers," said Steven Canale, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at SoftLayer. "Not only are these new systems lightning fast, but we've also made them affordable."

According to Mr. Canale, the Xeon-based Dempsey servers are an extension of Intel's Netburst architecture featuring dual core technology. "With the Dempsey server line, we're offering great value for high performance. Single processor, dual core servers start at $179 per month while dual processor, dual core servers start at $249 per month."

SoftLayer also offers the Xeon-based Woodcrest servers. These servers incorporate a new architecture change from Intel and include 1333Mhz front side bus, fully buffered DIMMs for maximum RAM performance and PCI-E expansion for RAID applications. Offering intensive processing power for mission critical applications, dual processor, dual core Woodcrest servers start at $299 per month.

Additionally, SoftLayer announced that dedicated KVM over IP comes standard with all Dempsey and Woodcrest servers. Other providers require customers to pay for this as a software upgrade service, but with SoftLayer, the dedicated KVM over IP is actually a free hardware upgrade.

"At SoftLayer, we do everything possible to ensure our customer's needs are met and expectations exceeded," concluded Mr. Canale. "Combine these new offerings with SoftLayer's private network and customers get a world-class product line with complete control and remote management capabilities."

Both systems include:

  • Supermicro 1U architecture with hot swap SATA/SAS hard drives
  • High density SATA drives for maximum storage (750GB) or fast SA-SCSI drives at 15k for maximum performance
  • 10/100/1000 Network cards for public and private networks
  • IPMI 2.0 control with built in KVM over IP functional

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 www.softlayer.com or call 866.398.7638.

Contact:
Mark Quigley
Director - Corporate Communications
+1 214 442 1842
mquigley@softlayer.com