Dallas—Jul. 15, 2010
SoftLayer TechnologiesTM has added several new features to its recently launched CloudLayerTM line of cloud services. Key among these is hourly billing for CloudLayer Computing instances, now available at:
Outbound bandwidth usage will be charged at $0.10 per GB. As with all SoftLayer computing services, inbound and private network bandwidth is a free service.
Also added was the capability for customers to instantly upgrade computing instances via the company’s industry-leading, proprietary Customer Portal. The following can be upgraded:
These upgrades are processed automatically and take only a few minutes to complete. While ordering their upgrade, customers are given the option to specify a time for the upgrade to occur.
“Our CloudLayer suite provides comprehensive and powerful on-demand computing resources,” said Nathan Day, Chief Technology Officer for SoftLayer. “With the addition of these new service features, our customers have an even finer degree of scalability at their disposal.”
CloudLayer was released early last month and includes CloudLayer Computing instances, CloudLayer Storage, and CloudLayer CDN. Each is available as a standalone service, or can be integrated with SoftLayer dedicated servers and automated services to create a unified computing environment. CloudLayer provides a wide-range of benefits, including:
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.