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Press Release

SoftLayer Expands Online Gaming Presence with MMO Guildsites

Dallas—April 15, 2008—SoftLayer, the virtual data center provider, was chosen to be the hosting service for MMO Guildsites, a rapidly growing web site design and hosting company based in Toronto that helps massive multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) guilds to create feature-rich sites for its membership.

"We’re excited to be MMO Guildsites’ solution of choice. They have an exceptional offering," said George Karidis, Chief Strategy Officer for SoftLayer. "And we’re proud of our role in the online gaming industry. We are an established leader in the segment, with a strong and growing customer base. Clearly, our level of performance and connectivity, as well as our interconnected facilities from coast to coast, have made us an ideal resource for the industry."

Founded in 2006, MMO Guildsites differentiates itself from competitors with premium site-building features, including:

  • an easy-to-use site design tool with an advanced AJAX interface
  • a visual theming tool with a library of 80 professionally designed themes
  • innovative add-ins that integrate game activity into the guild sites

The company has grown to host more than 700 sites for guilds based around the world, representing major game titles including World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy, and EverQuest. But as the company grew, MMO Guildsites struggled with finding a provider that offered the winning combination of network reliability, hardware and services to ensure positive experiences for itself– and its expanding customer base.

MMO Guildsites turned to SoftLayer for the level of performance and stability necessary to accommodate its growing technology needs. They chose SoftLayer’s quad processor multi-core platform and use secure, out-of-band management through VPN for full control of their environment, enabled by SoftLayer’s industry-leading network topology. Additionally, SoftLayer’s proprietary customer portal lets the company easily track its customers’ traffic and usage.

"SoftLayer’s commitment to innovation and service allows our customers to constantly evolve," concluded Mr. Karidis. "We are pleased to be part of MMO Guildsites’ continuing success."

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