Press Release

SoftLayer® CEO to Speak at Parallels® Summit

Dallas—February 8, 2011—SoftLayer Technologies®, the innovation leader in dedicated, cloud, and hybrid hosting, today announced that CEO Lance Crosby will present a keynote address at the Parallels® Summit 2011, Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 11:10 a.m.

Mr. Crosby will present his viewson the state of the market, spending time discussing key trends that drive the market today and where he sees interesting opportunities ahead. Different strategies to capture market share will be explored with a focus on how SoftLayer uses innovation and automation to drive the company's success. Mr. Crosby will also provide an update following the successful merger of SoftLayer and The Planet®, which created the largest privately-held hosting company in the world.

“I am delighted to be a keynote speaker at the Parallels Summit,” said Lance Crosby, SoftLayer Chief Executive Officer. “The IT world is changing at a rapid pace and the hosting business must change along with it, from truly delivering on the promise of cloud to innovating all new tools for businesses and consumers. The opportunity ahead is immense for SoftLayer and competitors alike, and I look forward to the challenge.”“We are extremely excited to have Lance give a keynote presentation at Parallels Summit this year,” says Jack Zubarev, Parallels President of Marketing and Alliances. “Lance is a one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the Hosting and Cloud market whose views on the future of the industry will be of real interest to attendees. And with the acquisition of The Planet, SoftLayer becomes a true industry powerhouse making Lance’s insights particularly timely and interesting.”

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