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Press Release

SoftLayer® Receives New Product Innovation of the Year Award

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes CloudLayer™ As Leader in Cloud Infrastructure Solutions

Dallas—November 22, 2010—

SoftLayer Technologies®, the innovation leader in on-demand web hosting and data center services, today received the 2010 North American New Product Innovation of the Year Award in the field of Cloud Infrastructure Solutions from Frost & Sullivan.

This prestigious award was given for SoftLayer’s industry-leading CloudLayer™ line of cloud computing, storage, and content delivery network services. Multiple criteria were used to evaluate CloudLayer’s performance against key competitors, including:

  • Innovative Element of the Product
  • Leading Edge Technologies in Product
  • Value Added Features/Benefits
  • Increased Customer ROI
  • Customer Acquisition/Penetration Potential

The award cited CloudLayer’s core capabilities—including full integration with SoftLayer dedicated servers to create hybrid computing environments and the “Build Your Own Cloud” offering—as unique advantages that help enterprises overcome many of the scalability challenges and fixed service package restrictions of other cloud solutions in the market.

“We are very proud of this recognition. Innovation is central to everything we do,” said Nathan Day, Chief Technology Officer for SoftLayer. “From inception, we’ve approached CloudLayer in a different fashion than competing cloud service providers. CloudLayer is an extension of the SoftLayer platform, not a service line of its own. And because it leverages our fully-automated infrastructure, not only does CloudLayer provide capabilities that other clouds can’t, it has greater potential for future innovation.”

Frost & Sullivan is entering its 50th year in business as a global research organization of 1,800 analysts and consultants who monitor more than 300 industries and 250,000 companies. It applies objective, proprietary analysis tools and methodologies to determine how best-in-class companies around the world manage growth, innovation, and leadership.

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:
James McDowell
+1 214 442 0600
press@softlayer.com