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SoftLayer™ Success Continues Growing

On Track for Record Year of Revenue Despite Economic Downturn

Dallas—Jul. 15, 2010

SoftLayer Technologies™, the innovative on-demand data center services provider, has continued to solidify its financial strength throughout 2009 and is on track to report more than $80 million in revenue for 2009. SoftLayer provides highly automated, on-demand data center and IT services that allow businesses to more efficiently utilize their resources and decrease their capital expenditures. The company has experienced 12 months of GAAP profitability and sequential growth.

“We’re extremely proud that our record of success has continued. Our momentum just keeps building,” said Mike Jones, CFO, SoftLayer™. “It’s not a coincidence that, in this economic climate, more customers are turning to us for services designed to help them optimize their operations and focus on their own business objectives. SoftLayer’s results to date can be attributed to the use of cutting-edge technology deployments that did not exist 3-5 years ago.”

Key milestones for SoftLayer through the beginning of October of this year have included:

  • $90 million annualized run rate
  • +40% EBITDA margins
  • 12 consecutive months of sequential increases in GAAP profitability
  • Strong financial position, including $35 million of capital to fund future expansion
  • On track for setting a record in 2009 of over 80 million in annual revenue
  • Growth to more than 5,700 active customers across 110+ countries
  • More than 21,000 deployed servers
  • Received TechTitans award as the fastest growing company in Dallas for second consecutive year
  • Placed in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Web Hosting and Cloud Infrastructure Services
  • Certified compliance with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s U.S.-European Union Safe Harbor framework

SoftLayer has continued leading the market with significant new and updated services including:

  • CloudLayer™ line of cloud services, including CloudLayer Storage, CloudLayer CDN, CloudLayer Computing, and Bare Metal Cloud™
  • Industry’s first deployment of Intel® Nehalem microarchitecture
  • IPv6 support across all data centers
  • Additional operating systems including SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server and Microsoft® Windows Server Core
  • Expanded environmental sustainability efforts
  • SoftLayer Outlet, a value server sales channel
  • Multiple carrier additions across all data centers for a total of 290Gbps
  • New virtualization solutions including VMware® ESX hypervisor and Citrix® NetScaler® VPX
  • Participation in Microsoft Hosting BizSpark™ and Microsoft WebsiteSpark™ programs
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.