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SoftLayer Adds Urchin by Google Analytics

Dallas—Jul. 16, 2010

SoftLayer announced a new partnership with Actual Metrics to provide Urchin by Google Analytics to all customers for only $5 per month per server. The enterprise-grade website analysis software provides web masters with statistics that detail server and website usage statistics.

"Site administrators gain invaluable insight from observing and tracking how users are engaging with their site," said Matt Chilek, SoftLayer Vice President of Development. "Urchin provides that level of transparency. We’re glad to have it as part of our arsenal for providing SoftLayer customers a level of service and convenience they won’t find anywhere else."

Urchin provides statistics on a wide number of website usage activities, including how visitors reach a site, where they go and what they do within the site, from which page they leave the site, and when they return. The software works with Windows, Linux and BSD and requires only a 20MB footprint. It is also highly scalable: a single installation can monitor a single site with few pageviews or hundreds of load-balanced sites with millions of pageviews.

The software can also use the information it collects to measure the short- and long-term effectiveness of a website’s online marketing campaign, content, and e-commerce initiatives. "Urchin arms our customers to improve their site design, how they’re driving site traffic and even streamline their own development and operations," said Mr. Chilek.

SoftLayer’s pricing strategy for Urchin further separates the hosting company from its competitors. "Everybody else charges for each feature; we’re putting them all together, and for one exceptionally low price,"said Mr. Chilek. "We want all of our customers to be able to experience all the benefits of this product.

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.