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SoftLayer Launches Sandy Bridge Servers

April 6, 2011 by  

Hosting ReviewsDALLAS SoftLayer Technologies®, the innovation leader in on-demand Cloud and Dedicated hosting, announced it will be the first hosting provider to offer servers featuring Intel® Xeon® 1200 Series processors. The 1200 series is part of Intel’s next-generation Sandy Bridge processor family, delivering rich new features ideal for powering cloud applications, virtualized computing, content streaming, and more.

Key benefits of the new servers include:

– Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
– New Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (256 bit)
– Intel Turbo Boost 2.0
– 8MB L3 CPU Cache
– Intel Hyper-Threading
– Data Center Manageability Interface

“We’re proud to offer our customers the latest, most advanced Intel processors on the first day they are publicly available,” said Sam Fleitman, SoftLayer Chief Operations Officer. “Our customers are the companies creating new Web applications and advanced online services, or radically expanding their global IT infrastructure. They push the envelope of innovation and the limits of technology every day—so we don’t delay helping them expand those limits whenever possible.”

The Sandy Bridge microarchitecture is a significant advance in processor integration and manufacturing. It unifies processor cores, memory controller, last-level cache (LLC), and graphics and media processing for new advantages including fast core access to shared data in last-level cache, higher memory bandwidth, and intelligent “performance to workload” matching. Sandy Bridge also gives compute-intensive applications new performance gains with Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)—a new, 256 bit instruction set extension to Intel SSE—plus all new Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), operating system, and virtual machine manager (VMM) enhancements.

About SoftLayer Technologies

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 Cloud, Dedicated, or seamlessly integrated 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, visit www.softlayer.com or call 866.398.7638.

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