Press Release

SoftLayer Opens Doors And Brings On-demand Services To Hosting World

Dallas—October 4, 2010—Today on-demand hosting provider, SoftLayer Technologies, announced the official launch of operations and sales to the public - with 1,000 of the company's servers ready for immediate deployment. SoftLayer targets small- to medium-sized enterprise businesses, hosting resellers, and integrators with on-demand bundled IT services at very aggressive pricing.

The company's service offering includes new dual core processor servers from Intel and AMD, 32/64 bit operating systems and applications, redundant Cisco network with IDS and DDOS mitigation, gigabit network speeds from the server to core, a proprietary management portal, private backend networks, remote reboot and console, and true secure out-of-band management to each server.

"SoftLayer intends to be the outsourced IT utility for the masses," said Lance Crosby, President and CEO of SoftLayer. "Our mission is to deliver enterprise quality service to the emerging dedicated server market. By bundling the Datacenter, bandwidth, hardware, software, applications, monitoring, security and more, we consolidate the latest technological trends at very affordable monthly commitment rates."

According to Mr. Crosby, SoftLayer's developers and engineers have created a complete management system targeted to enable complete control by the customer. SoftLayer's network-within-the-network gives customers the ability to add, change, and/or modify their current environment on the fly without changing existing infrastructure or requiring downtime.

"We understand business needs evolve very quickly," concluded Mr. Crosby. "SoftLayer's goal is to be your virtual IT supplier that will shift and adapt on-demand."

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