Press Release

SoftLayer® Wraps Up a Successful 2010

Another Year of Record Growth for the World’s Largest Hosting Provider

Dallas—February 22, 2011—

SoftLayer Technologies™, the innovative on-demand data center services provider, continued to show its financial strength throughout 2010. SoftLayer provides highly automated, on-demand data center and IT services that allow businesses to more efficiently utilize their resources and decrease their capital expenditures.

“We’re extremely proud of our performance in 2010. We worked through a merger and integration with the Planet in the second half of the year and we were able to maintain focus to deliver against our goals regardless,” said Lance Crosby, Chief Executive Officer, SoftLayer. “The dedication shown by our employees during this time has been awe inspiring and I fully expect that 2011 will be another great year for us.”

Key milestones for SoftLayer through the year ending, December 31 2010 have included:

  • $280 million in revenue (40% cloud / 60% dedicated), following a successful merger with the Planet
  • +38% EBITDA
  • Growth to more than 26,000 active customers across 110+ countries
  • More than 76,000 deployed servers
  • Received New Product Innovation of the Year Award from Frost and Sullivan
  • Included in Gartner’s Niche Players Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Web Hosting and Cloud Infrastructure Services

Significant achievements, updates, and launches have included:

  • Integration with the Planet is largely complete, with remaininf work on track to be done by 31 March, 2011
  • New global corporate headquarters in North Dallas
  • Cloud services and options including Build Your Own Cloud, Isilon® IQ, Cloudkick Cloud Hosting Tools, and Citrix® Cloud Solutions
  • Network POPs in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Jose, and Seattle
  • Expansion of our data center footprint with new facilities in Dallas, Seattle, Washington D.C., Houston and San Jose (March 2011)
  • Launch of Parallels Plesk Panel 10
  • Launch of Nimsoft Network Monitoring solution
  • Selected by Computer Technology Consultants, Inc. (CTC) as the technology provider for delivery of cloud solutions to the Federal government under a 5-year blanket purchase agreement with the U.S. General Services Administration.

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