Press Release

SoftLayer® Teams Up with Tech Wildcatters Incubator Program

Provides Infrastructure, Guidance, and Support to Help Startups Transform the Industry

Dallas—March 15, 2011—

SoftLayer Technologies®, the innovation leader in Cloud, Dedicated, and Hybrid hosting, today announced a partnership with the Tech Wildcatters Incubator Program, a Dallas-based “microseed” fund and startup accelerator. SoftLayer will provide the program’s startup companies a $1,000 credit per month for 12 months for SoftLayer services (including cloud, dedicated, or hybrid solutions), a direct channel to SoftLayer thought leaders, and co-marketing activities including case studies, customer stories, press releases, and more.

“We’re extremely pleased to join in the work Tech Wildcatters is doing,” said George Karidis, Chief Strategy Officer for SoftLayer. “There is nothing more important to us than fostering the companies that will innovate all new applications and services, just as we have worked to transform our part of the technology industry. We look forward to watching the next Facebook and Google emerge and change everything all over again.”

Every spring and fall, Tech Wildcatters selects 8-10 new technology companies to attend a 12-week “bootcamp,” and provides them with up to $25,000 in funding and an opportunity to present to angel investors, venture capitalists, and corporate development teams. The program focuses on delivering exceptional mentorship, leveraging an impressive roster of successful entrepreneurs committed to providing guidance, and insight across all aspects of technology and business.

“Tech Wildcatters is proud to partner with SoftLayer to bring our 2011 spring class best-in-class connectivity and cloud services,” said Gabriella Draney, Co-founder and Managing Partner of Tech Wildcatters. “After a very successful inaugural year in 2010, Tech Wildcatters decided to take its program even further by calling on SoftLayer because of their fully-automated solutions that empower companies no matter the size with complete access, control, security, and scalability that they need to scale. SoftLayer, like Tech Wildcatters, has the ability to take companies to the next level of success with knowledge, expertise, and power.” 

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