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SoftLayer CEO to Speak at Parallels Summit

February 9, 2011 by  

Hosting BlogDALLAS — SoftLayer Technologies®, the innovation leader in dedicated, cloud, and hybrid hosting, today announced that CEO Lance Crosby will present a keynote address at the Parallels® Summit 2011, Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 11:10 a.m.

Mr. Crosby will present his views on the state of the market, spending time discussing key trends that drive the market today and where he sees interesting opportunities ahead. Different strategies to capture market share will be explored with a focus on how SoftLayer uses innovation and automation to drive the company’s success. Mr. Crosby will also provide an update following the successful merger of SoftLayer and The Planet®, which created the largest privately-held hosting company in the world.

“I am delighted to be a keynote speaker at the Parallels Summit,” said Lance Crosby, SoftLayer Chief Executive Officer. “The IT world is changing at a rapid pace and the hosting business must change along with it, from truly delivering on the promise of cloud to innovating all new tools for businesses and consumers. The opportunity ahead is immense for SoftLayer and competitors alike, and I look forward to the challenge.”

“We are extremely excited to have Lance give a keynote presentation at Parallels Summit this year,” says Jack Zubarev, Parallels President of Marketing and Alliances. “Lance is a one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the Hosting and Cloud market whose views on the future of the industry will be of real interest to attendees. And with the acquisition of The Planet, SoftLayer becomes a true industry powerhouse making Lance’s insights particularly timely and interesting.”

About SoftLayer Technologies
Headquartered in Dallas, SoftLayer is the innovation leader in on-demand Web hosting and data center services. As the largest hosting company in the world, SoftLayer lets customers create dedicated, cloud, or seamless hybrid computing environments, leveraging the company’s world-class data center facilities in Dallas, Houston, Seattle, and Washington D.C., and network Points of Presence nationwide. SoftLayer 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 www.softlayer.com or call 866.398.7638.

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