SoftLayer™ Continues Data Center Expansion

December 2, 2009 by  

SoftlayerWeb Hosting ToolboxDALLAS — SoftLayer Technologies™, the innovative on-demand data center services provider, today announced the opening of three new data center pods in the company’s Dallas, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., data center facilities. The new pods add capacity for 20,000 additional servers, bringing SoftLayer’s total capacity to more than 45,000 physical machines.

“We continue gaining momentum every year. We broke more projections and records this year than last, and 2010 will bring even more of the same,” said Lance Crosby, CEO of SoftLayer. “These three new pods meet the customer demand increases that we expect in the very near future. And they are only preliminary measures in our growth strategy for 2010. We have some big plans which we can’t wait to share with everyone.”

SoftLayer’s milestones in 2009 included:
* More than 5,700 active customers across 110+ countries
* More than 23,000 deployed servers
* Placement in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Web Hosting and Cloud Infrastructure Services
* Introduction of CloudLayer™ line of cloud services, including CloudLayer Storage, CloudLayer CDN, CloudLayer

Computing, and Bare Metal Cloud™

* Industry’s first deployment of Intel® Nehalem microarchitecture
* IPv6 support across all data centers
* Multiple carrier additions across all data centers for a total of 290Gbps

The new pods are part of SoftLayer’s unique approach to data center design. Each of the company’s geographically diverse data centers consists of multiple pods built to identical specifications with the same bestin- class methodologies. This level of standardization across all its geographic locations enables SoftLayer to optimize key data center performance variables, including space, power, network, personnel, and internal infrastructure.

About SoftLayer Technologies
Headquartered in Plano, Texas, SoftLayer provides best-in-class, on-demand IT services on a global basis from facilities in Dallas, Seattle, and Washington, DC. SoftLayer integrates and automates all IT elements to innovate industry-leading services—including cloud, dedicated, and virtual computing environments—all managed through a single interface. Enterprises of all sizes benefit from gaining complete control, security, scalability, and ease-ofmanagement for their IT solution. For more information, please visit or call 866.398.7638.

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