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Dallas—October 5, 2009— SoftLayer Technologies™ the leading on-demand data center services provider, has announced the addition of Bare Metal Cloud™ computing instances to its line of CloudLayer™ services. Bare Metal Cloud computing instances do not require a hypervisor, providing a cloud computing option that’s more viable for workloads that demand direct access to physical hardware, such as databases and calculation-intensive applications.“Bare Metal Cloud gives customers with certain workloads the opportunity to enjoy the flexibility, provisioning, and on-demand billing advantages of cloud computing,” said Nathan Day, Chief Technology Officer, SoftLayer. “It’s scalable and pay as you go—all the power and advantages of virtualized hardware without the overhead of a hypervisor.”Bare Metal Cloud customers can select the number of cores needed to adapt to workloads and capacity required, with their choice of hourly and monthly rates:
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.