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SoftLayer Integrates API with Plesk; Announces Partnership with rackAID

Dallas—Jul. 15, 2010

SoftLayer announced today that it had completed the first level of integration between its API and the Plesk utility for managing server infrastructure.

Plesk users can now use a single interface to seamlessly access all SoftLayer management tools. Nathan Day, Chief Technology Officer of SoftLayer, will be presenting this new feature at the third annual Parallels Summit in Washington, D.C., on May 19 and 20, 2008.

SoftLayer also announced that it had added rackAID to its Preferred Partner Program. rackAID is now a preferred service provider of server management and Plesk expert solutions to SoftLayer. The agreement builds upon the two companies' long-standing referral program.

rackAID delivers managed services and support to businesses employing SoftLayer infrastructure for their global IT needs. The company is a specialist in administering and maintaining computing clusters utilizing the Plesk control panel.

"SoftLayer believes that the best approach for our customers is to create an ecosystem of best-in-class solutions that work together to address all requirements," said George Karidis, Chief Strategy Officer at SoftLayer. "We prefer not to compete with our partners; rather, we seek out companies that share our vision and approach to help our customers grow."

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.