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SoftLayer® Partners with Cloudkick to Provide Cloud Hosting Tools

Customers Receive New Options for Managing and Monitoring Cloud Servers

DALLAS—Jul. 13, 2010

SoftLayer, a global provider of on-demand data center, hosting, and cloud services has announced a partnership with Cloudkick to help customers manage and monitor their CloudLayerTM Computing Instances and resources.

Cloudkick allows customers to manage cloud-hosted resources through a variety of unified tools. Cloudkick's unique management offering will allow SoftLayer customers to easily mange and monitor numerous resources, regardless of setup, through one easy-to-use dashboard.

Key benefits include:

  • Monitoring and fault detection
  • Trend analysis with interactive graphs
  • Support for multiple clouds
  • Flexible alert options, including SMS

"One of SoftLayer's core advantages is that we give customers unparalleled control over their computing environment," said George Karidis, SoftLayer Chief Strategy Officer. "Cloudkick helps us extend that advantage, providing even more power for tracking and monitoring resources within diverse infrastructure environments."

"Cloudkick will bring value to SoftLayer's CloudLayer infrastructure services by giving SoftLayer customers access to our robust set of tools to help manage their infrastructure," said Dan Di Spaltro, Cloudkick Co-Founder. "Through this partnership with SoftLayer, we are continuing to work towards our goal of opening the cloud and giving our users a choice between numerous hosting providers."

About Cloudkick

Cloudkick, Inc. is a San Francisco based startup dedicated to making cloud computing easy and effective. Cloudkick's technologies are supported on the world's best known cloud service providers. In 2009, Cloudkick was awarded Best-in-Show and Best-in-Category at the Under the Radar conference and was named one of the top startups to watch in 2010 by Robert Scoble. The company was founded in 2009 by Alex Polvi, Dan Di Spaltro, and Logan Welliver. Cloudkick is funded by Y Combinator, Avalon Ventures, and Nueva Ventures. For more information, go to

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.