Press Release

SoftLayer® to be Gold Sponsor of HostingCon 2010

CTO Nathan Day, COO Sam Fleitman, and CSO George Karidis Scheduled to Speak

DALLAS—July 12, 2010—SoftLayer Technologies®, the innovative on-demand data center services provider, will be a gold sponsor of HostingCon 2010 in Austin, Texas, July 19-21 at the Austin Convention Center. Nathan Day, Chief Technology Officer, Sam Fleitman, Chief Operations Officer, and George Karidis, Chief Strategy Officer for SoftLayer, are scheduled to speak during the event. The company will also exhibit on the trade show floor.

HostingCon is a leading annual conference and trade show for the hosted services industry, bringing professionals together to learn about the latest news, ideas, and technology. This year's projected attendance is 1,500 professionals from over 30 countries.

Mr. Day will present a session entitled "Meeting Changing Business Needs with On-Demand Infrastructure," at 2pm, Tuesday, July 20. The discussion will focus on how computing and network resources can be optimized to give end users flexible configurations, delivery schedules, and budgets.

Mr. Fleitman will appear on a panel entitled "Disruptive Strategies and Technologies: Avoid Them or Lose Ground," at 3pm, Wednesday, July 21. Lead by Dan Ephraim of Digital Realty Trust and Daniel Golding of DH Capital, the panel will discuss the dynamics of owning versus leasing data center facilities and the economic merits of both options.

Mr. Karidis will participate in the conference's capstone panel entitled "What Tomorrow Brings—Open Q&A to Prepare for the Future," at 3pm, Wednesday, July 21. The panel will include representatives from other industry-leading firms including Parallels, Microsoft, UK2 Group, Tier1 Research, and CloudLinux.

"HostingCon is a highlight of our calendar—it's one of the best opportunities for us to connect with our customers and partners face to face," said Mr. Karidis. "We're proud that our presence and role at the show has grown each year that we've participated. And this year, we're particularly excited about everything that the week has in store."

SoftLayer representatives will be available during all exhibition hours at booth #213.

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
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press@softlayer.com