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Press Release

SoftLayer Becomes Exclusive Dedicated Server Solution to EIRCA Ltd. and Announces Managed H-Sphere Partnership

Dallas—April 21, 2008—SoftLayer has formed a long-term partnership with EIRCA Ltd. as the company’s exclusive dedicated server provider. EIRCA’s existing servers will migrate to SoftLayer facilities, where all new servers will be deployed as well. The partnership also makes EIRCA the SoftLayer’s preferred partner for customers deploying managed H-Sphere Clusters.

Simon O’Rourke, EIRCA founder and CEO, said, "We searched for a data center provider that shares our philosophy towards customer service, with an infrastructure we can deliver to our customers with 100% confidence. After testing multiple providers over several years, we found SoftLayer to be the best."

Lance Crosby, SoftLayer CEO, added, "EIRCA has been a great partner over the last few months. Formalizing our relationship was a natural next step."

EIRCA currently serves over 105,000 domains and has supported H-Sphere clusters for international customers since 2002. It leverages SoftLayer’s leading network-within-a-network topology for secure and fast data movement between H-Sphere servers residing in all of SoftLayer’s data centers.

H-Sphere, now owned by Parallels, is a scalable automation control panel for multi-server web hosting services and powers over approximately 1.7 million websites. "H-Sphere allows clients to create a reliable hosting infrastructure for their clients," said Kurt Daniel, senior vice president of marketing and online, Parallels. "We will continue to work with Softlayer to provide new features and product improvements for all Parallels products, including those recently acquired."

EIRCA joins the growing list of resellers, hosting companies, and managed services providers that are leveraging the world-class infrastructure that SoftLayer has invested in over the last several years. "We see a tremendous opportunity, as our model of on-demand IT adds even more value to our partners’ core businesses," continued Mr. Crosby.

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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