Press Release

SoftLayer™ Introduces Citrix© NetScaler© VPX

New Solution Accelerates Web Applications by Five Times

Dallas—September 29, 2009—SoftLayer Technologies™ has added Citrix® NetScaler® VPX to its service offering. The virtual Web application delivery appliance makes applications five times better by accelerating performance and ensuring that applications are always available and protected through integrated firewalls, while also substantially lowering IT costs. SoftLayer will deploy Citrix NetScaler VPX on dedicated hardware for each and every customer to provide complete control over the network and computing infrastructure.

“We’re excited that SoftLayer has chosen Citrix Netscaler VPX as its enterprise-class Web application delivery solution,” said Klaus Oestermann, Vice President and General Manager, NetScaler Product Group, Citrix. “Citrix NetScaler VPX will help SoftLayer customers optimize application performance and delivery, allowing users to converge virtualization and networking.”

Citrix NetScaler VPX provides a cost-effective and highly adaptable means to implement advanced application delivery services. It combines a host of features, including load balancing, application acceleration, firewalls, and other security features to improve the availability, performance, protection, and total cost of operations of an organization’s business-critical Web applications. Itself a virtualized solution, Citrix NetScaler VPX supports the full spectrum of Web application infrastructures and deployment techniques—from conventional dedicated physical hardware designs to emerging virtualized approaches, along with the many possible permutations in between.

Citrix NetScaler VPX offers IT departments the following benefits:

  • Reduce server costs by 60 percent
  • Accelerate Web applications by five times
  • Optimize Web application delivery infrastructure Improve operational efficiency and security through integrated firewalls
  • Automatically respond to periods of high demand by dynamically provisioning more capacity for an existing Web application
  • Migrate a Web application from one set of resources to another
  • Account for demand that exceeds the resources available at a given site by automatically spinning-up additional instances of a Web application and its related delivery services in a second data center or at a cloud service provider’s facility
  • Efficiently implement several tiers of application delivery functionality to support applications that are highly decomposed or have massive scalability requirements

“We consistently provide our customers with the latest and most efficient solutions,” said Nathan Day, Chief Technology Officer, SoftLayer. “Citrix NetScaler VPX is yet another option that customers can leverage to build a fast, responsive, and secure IT environment.”

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.

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