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SoftLayer™ Offers SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Enterprise-grade, Open Source Solution Available to All Customers

Dallas—Jul. 15, 2010

SoftLayerTM Technologies, the on-demand virtual data center services provider, has added SUSE Linux Enterprise Server from Novell, to its wide portfolio of fully supported server operating systems (OSs). SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is an enterprise-grade distribution of the open source Linux OS. It will be available to all SoftLayer customers for no additional cost.

“In today’s economic climate, there is an even greater need for enterprises to lower their total cost of IT. But no one can afford to do that at the cost of power or stability. SUSE answers both challenges,” said Nathan Day, SoftLayer Chief Technology Officer. “We’re committed to bringing our customers current, effective solutions like SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. They can focus on their own business challenges and trust we’re always finding better ways to meet their IT needs.”

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server provides the open source benefits of Linux along with important enterprise features, including:

  • Microsoft Management Tools compatibility
  • Support for Xen virtual machines
  • Scalability for running unlimited virtual machines

SoftLayer is leveraging Novell ZENworks Linux Management for the installation and management of all SUSE Linux Enterprise Server deployments. As with all SoftLayer services, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server can be ordered and provisioned on-demand, in real time for any SoftLayer server through the company’s industry-leading Customer Portal or API.

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.