Press Release

SoftLayer Goes Green With Low Voltage And High Efficiency

Dallas—February 5, 2007—SoftLayer Technologies continues to focus on its environmentally friendly operation with the expansion of low voltage Intel and AMD processors combined with SuperMicro high-efficiency servers. "Low power used to mean low performance, but those days are long gone," said Sam Fleitman, Chief Operating Officer of SoftLayer. "We are now able to reduce the need for escalating power requirements while still being able to sustain maximum performance."

According to Mr. Fleitman, the new low voltage Intel Xeon and AMD Opteron processors use up to 40 percent less power and produce less heat, while the new high efficient power supplies from SuperMicro are capable of up to 85 percent efficiency. The result is a very low power enterprise grade server capable of delivering the most demanding needs. "As the servers get smaller, faster, and hotter, it becomes more challenging to keep the datacenter environment cool," said Mr. Fleitman. "The use of low voltage chips and high efficiency power supplies results in less heat and cooler servers - and cooler means faster."

SoftLayer's newest datacenter deployment includes the incorporation of environmentally friendly technologies targeting the efficiency of the datacenter. "SoftLayer is focused on reducing all the wasted resources of a typical datacenter which includes space, power, and air," said Lance Crosby, President and Chief Executive Officer of SoftLayer. "Our highly dense, small footprint datacenters are designed to maximize all facets of the datacenter environment."

Softlayer has tripled the server density while reducing the overall need for power and air by focusing on high efficient low power equipment. "SoftLayer is dedicated to becoming more environmentally friendly as the overall need for technology continues to rise year after year," concluded Mr. Crosby. "It might cost a few more bucks up front, but the long term savings both financially and environmentally will benefit us all." 

 

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