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Telx® Selected as Connectivity Partner by SoftLayer®

Leading Global Provider of On-demand Computing and IT Services Leverages Telx's Data Center and Interconnection Services for Secure, Direct Delivery of Applications Across Key U.S. Markets

DALLAS—Jul. 13, 2010

Telx®, the leading interconnection and colocation provider in strategic North American markets, today announced that it has been selected as a connectivity partner by SoftLayer®, a global provider of on-demand data center, hosting, and cloud services. SoftLayer has established a Point-of-Presence (POP) within Telx's secure, connection-rich colocation facilities in Atlanta and New York City, enabling secure, reliable delivery of services across several key U.S. cities at an accelerated market entry schedule.

"In any given market, there are probably 10 or more providers that we could have gone to, especially in a place like New York or Atlanta," said George Karidis, chief strategy officer at SoftLayer."We looked for the best provider that had the right cost structure, the right flexibility, and the right amount of connectivity. Telx was that provider. Today, our customers can directly tap into our infrastructure on a guaranteed, high-speed connection without going over the public Internet. The Telx solution provides high redundancy, security, and limitless scalability."

As a connectivity partner, Telx delivers a secure, connection-rich environment from which SoftLayer can offer low-latency access to its applications and network infrastructure. A customer in Atlanta, for example, can connect to a SoftLayer data center in Dallas, Seattle, or Washington DC, through either a VPN or Metro-LAN connection. The Telx interconnection replaces the need for a public Internet connection, ensuring that the network is more secure, latency is reduced, quality of service is enhanced, and the number of hops is minimized. This empowers SoftLayer's customers to optimize application performance, while keeping SoftLayer's market entry speed high and operational costs low.

"We are pleased to become a connectivity partner to SoftLayer," said Rose Klimovich, VP of Product Development at Telx. "Telxcolocation and interconnection solutions have helped SoftLayer improve the reliability, security, and latency of their on-demand infrastructure, while enabling them to focus on core competencies such as developing competitive cloud offerings and delivering them to customers on a faster time table."

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.

About Telx

Telx is the leading provider of interconnection, collocation, and business exchange services in strategic, high demand North American markets. With 15 premier facilities, Telx increases speed to market and reduces connectivity costs by providing direct connections to the industry's highest performance networks and access to more than 750 leading telecommunications carriers, ISPs, content providers, and enterprises. Telx is a privately held company headquartered in New York City with four facilities in the New York Metro area, two facilities in Chicago, two facilities in Dallas, three facilities in California, (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Clara) and facilities in Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix, and Charlotte, N.C. For more information about Telx, visit