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SoftLayer Launches Intel Quad Core Servers

Dallas—Jul. 19, 2010

On-demand hosting provider, SoftLayer Technologies, announced the addition of Intel's new Clovertown Quad Core XeonTM Servers. "The expansion of our Xeon server line to include quad core processors gives our customers an upgrade path to meet any growth cycle," said Sam Fleitman, Chief Operating Officer at SoftLayer. "Through the selection of our workhorse chassis and motherboard combinations, our customers can grow from single processor dual core Woodcrest servers to dual processor quad core Clovertown servers with a simple CPU upgrade."

SoftLayer now offers three new Xeon 5300 series CPU choices: the 5310 (1.60GHz), the 5320 (1.86GHz) and the 5345 (2.33GHz). Each processor has 8MB of shared CPU cache, a front side bus of 1066/1333 and is available in single or dual processor configurations starting at $219 per month. All servers are hot-swap rack mount units utilizing SATA II and SA-SCSI technologies for maximum performance or storage capabilities.

According to Mr. Fleitman, SoftLayer was built and designed to scale with the needs of their customers. "From flexible server upgrades and ancillary services that can be added on-the-fly, a customer's entire IT environment is one continuous expansion of their business cycle," he said. Starting at $179, the low cost entry point of the Intel Xeon server line can expand on demand to a full 8-way server with up to 16GB of RAM, 3TB of storage and full gigabit Ethernet capability in a matter of minutes.

"With our private network design, unique approach to infrastructure and standing inventory of servers, customers can add customized hot-swap rack mount servers in two to four hours from order," concluded Mr. Fleitman. "Our goal is to consolidate the infrastructure required to effectively manage an emerging enterprise by letting SoftLayer do the heavy lifting."

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.