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SoftLayer Launches EVault Backup and Recovery Solution

Dallas—Jul. 16, 2010

SoftLayer, the industry’s fastest-growing web hosting company, announced it is now offering EVault, an enterprise-class backup and recovery solution from Seagate Technology. EVault provides automated, disk-to-disk backup of mission-critical data with no downtime required.

EVault features a simple, Windows-based or web-based graphical user interface to initiate all backups and restores, and to configure all backup and automation options. Administrators can set backups to follow an hourly, daily, weekly, or custom schedule, and to target full systems, specific directories, or even individual files. Moreover, individual software agents are available that enable EVault to target more specific data in Exchange, SQLServer, Sharepoint, MSClusters, and Oracle servers.

“We want our customers to have the highest level of confidence that their systems and data are safe. And you’re the most confident when you have the most control,” said Andrew Maten, SoftLayer EVault Project Lead. “EVault lets our customers fine-tune their own backups, and in return fine-tune their level of assurance.”

SoftLayer has integrated EVault into its industry-leading automated services. All EVault activities can be user-initiated on-demand through SoftLayer’s proprietary web portal, where customers can also access a snapshot view of their backups. Additionally all EVault backups will be stored to SoftLayer’s innovative StorageLayer data protection environment.

SoftLayer’s EVault pricing is variable, based on the volume of compressed data a customer uploads to the StorageLayer (StorageLayer’s compression ratio ranges from 5:1 to 10:1, depending on data type). Moreover, with its StorageLayer integration, EVault backups and restores are trafficked within SoftLayer’s private network and do not count against a customer’s bandwidth utilization.

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.