Dallas—July 18, 2007—On-demand hosting provider SoftLayer Technologies has announced several additions to its corporate landscape following steady, yet ever-increasing sales. "From the beginning, SoftLayer has adhered to a methodical growth strategy that aligns with our financial, operational, and development strategies," said Lance Crosby, Chairman and CEO of SoftLayer. "This commitment has resulted in our company surpassing sales of 10,000 severs in record time and given us the ability to broaden our resources, offerings, and capabilities.”SoftLayer’s newest addition is a 6,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Network Operations Center in Dallas, Texas. The facility began operations on July 1 and serves as the Command NOC for all internal systems and the Customer NOC for all customer escalations. With the help of individual multi-PC, multi-monitor workstations, fifty NOC engineers rotate around the clock to aid in testing and problem resolution.Additionally, expansion of the current datacenter facilities has begun and is slated for completion January 1, 2008. The datacenter has been engineered for more than 400 watts per square foot and features raised floor and top-down HVAC for maximum density. "Soon, our datacenter will house 12,000 additional dedicated servers with a total capacity of 30,000 dedicated servers," said Mr. Crosby.The corporate headquarters for SoftLayer also will be expanded by more than 20,000 square feet to house new accounting, sales, and development team members. The newly expanded site will include extensive lab facilities for R&D of new products and services, as well as emergency redundant NOC facilities to the primary NOC."Rapid growing, emerging markets can send companies into a chaotic spiral of uncertainty and reactive measures instead of proactive solutions," concluded Mr. Crosby. "Our management team is focused on maintaining a strong growth pattern while ensuring operations, facilities, sales, and support functions continue to exceed the best-in-class expectations of our customers."
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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