Dallas—January 24, 2011—SoftLayer Technologies®, today announced that it has been listed in the “Niche Players” quadrant in the Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service and Web Hosting” released December 22, 2010, written by Gartner analysts Lydia Leong and Ted Chamberlain.“We are pleased to be included in the 2010 Magic Quadrant,” said Lance Crosby, CEO of SoftLayer. “2010 was a great year for SoftLayer. Our merger and integration with The Planet has been a terrific success and I believe that we are moving from strength to strength as a result. I consider being included in the Magic Quadrant provides affirmation of this.”Each company in the Magic Quadrant was evaluated on its completeness of vision and ability to execute within three use cases: self-managed Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), lightly managed IaaS hosting, and complex managed hosting. The Gartner Magic Quadrant focuses on the rapidly evolving IaaS model evolving out of the Web hosting industry.“SoftLayer has a lot in store for this year,” said George Karidis, SoftLayer Chief Strategy Officer. “Our product set is becoming broader and we are embarking upon significant international expansion. Effectively, we are helping to transform how companies do business both here and abroad.”SoftLayer has consistently built an effective solution through the complete integration of multiple IT environments —both in-house and outsourced—through a common management console and provisioning system. The firm has established a record of innovation and thought leadership that includes multiple industry firsts: a Private Network for managing servers; a fully-featured and integrated portal; and a standards-oriented and fully-featured API. SoftLayer also provided the industry’s first “hybrid” environments, which seamlessly integrate dedicated servers with the company’s family of advanced CloudLayer™ services (including computing, storage, and content delivery).
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.
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