Press Release

SoftLayer® Named a Top 10 Cloud IaaS Provider in the Australian Market

Dallas—March 22, 2011—SoftLayer Technologies®, the innovative on-demand data center services provider, today announced that the research firm Longhaus has named SoftLayer the strongest offshore (no Australian data center) trusted infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider for Australian enterprises.

Longhaus conducted a detailed review based on 60 criteria resulting in the top 34 short-listed cloud providers currently serving Australian customers. Longhaus' Pulse® methodology rates vendors based on their company performance, overall cloud solution and commitment to the Australian market.

“Receiving this recognition is great validation for the SoftLayer model,” said George Karidis, SoftLayer Chief Strategy Officer. “We are delighted to be included and look forward to gaining further traction as our international expansion plans accelerate.”

SoftLayer’s growth outside of North America leverages the firm’s unique ability to address the dynamic needs of businesses. SoftLayer’s cloud, dedicated, and hybrid infrastructure solutions offer an option for enterprises of any size, from any industry, to outsource their data center infrastructure needs and focus their resources on operational needs rather than capital expenditures, regardless of their geographic locale.

About Longhaus

Longhaus is globally recognized as one of Australia's leading boutique ICT research and advisory companies offering local research and analysis to assist major organizations overcome the challenges presented by the adoption of global ICT solutions. Since entering the market in 2006 Longhaus has been instrumental in bringing fresh insights and analysis to major organizations and consumers of ICT. Launched in 2010, LTV is the master brand to host the company’s online digital strategy.To learn more, visit http://www.longhaus.tv.

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