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SoftLayer® Named to Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ List

Company Recognized in First Year of Eligibility for Growth Over Past Five Years

Dallas—Nov. 3, 2011

Continuing to win awards and praise for its impressive revenue growth and track record, SoftLayer® Technologies, the innovation leader in cloud, dedicated, and managed hosting solutions, today announced its ranking on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ list. This is the first year for SoftLayer to be eligible and included in the program.

The Technology Fast 500 program recognizes companies that innovate, overcome obstacles, and systematically defy the odds. These efforts are acknowledged and ranked as the 500 fastest-growing technology media, telecommunications, life sciences, and clean technology companies in North America. The program is based on percentage of fiscal year revenue growth from 2006 to 2010 and recognizes all areas of technology and includes both public and private companies. SoftLayer’s percentage growth from 2006 to 2010 was 4,694 percent.

“The Technology Fast 500 is a true barometer for our industry, elevating the companies that not only drive innovation but also sustain revenue growth,” said George Karidis, Chief Strategy Officer for SoftLayer. “SoftLayer has seen massive revenue growth over the last five years, and that trend is set to continue into the future with the opening of our international data centers. We are honored to be part of this distinguished list and look forward to future rankings.”

This ranking is compiled from nominations submitted directly to the Technology Fast 500 website, and public company database research conducted by Deloitte LLP. To be eligible for the program, companies must:

  • Have been in business for a minimum of five years.
  • Be headquartered within North America.
  • Have base-year (fiscal year 2006) operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD or CD, and current-year (fiscal year 2010) operating revenues of at least $5 million USD or CD.
  • Own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company's operating revenues.
SoftLayer, an IBM Company

SoftLayer, an IBM Company, operates a global cloud infrastructure platform built for Internet scale. With 100,000 devices under management, 13 data centers in the United States, Asia, and Europe and a global footprint of network points of presence, SoftLayer provides Infrastructure-as-a-Service to leading-edge customers ranging from Web startups to global enterprises. SoftLayer’s modular architecture provides unparalleled performance and control, with a full-featured API and sophisticated automation controlling a flexible unified platform that seamlessly spans physical and virtual devices, and a worldwide network for secure, low-latency communications. For more information, please visit