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Press Release

SoftLayerTM Wins 2009 One-Year Fast Tech Award

Honored for Having the Fastest Growth in DFW Metroplex

Dallas—September 4, 2009—SoftLayerTM technologies, the innovative on-demand data center services provider, received the 2009 One-Year Fast Tech Award at the 9th Annual Tech Titans Awards and Fast Tech Gala on Friday, August 28, 2009. The award, presented by the Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC), recognizes the company with the highest percentage of revenue growth in 2008 over 2007 in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area. Both private and public companies from any technology industry segment are eligible for the award, as long as they own proprietary technology. SoftLayer received the same award in 2008 for its growth in 2007 over 2006.

“We are very proud to win this prestigious award two years in a row. It is an honor being recognized among DFW’s technology leaders—there are many innovative companies doing great things here,” said George Karidis, Chief Strategy Officer. “Our continuing growth can be directly attributed to our unique approach to hosting and data center services. We’re bringing new ideas and practical advantages to our customers and the market.”

MTBC is the largest technology trade organization in Texas. Its annual Tech Titans Awards and Fast Tech rankings showcase the industry’s most talented individuals and the companies with the most advanced technologies in North Texas. The region is a leading center for technology and innovation in the U.S. and globally. The American Electronics Association Cybercities 2008 report ranked DFW fifth among U.S. cities in high-tech employment, with approximately 176,000 high-tech workers. DFW ranked second nationwide for employment in both the telecommunications services and internet services sectors.

More information about the event and award is available at


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 or call 866.398.7638.

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