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SoftLayer Launches Asia-Pacific Operations

September 21, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer Launches Asia-Pacific Operations 

Web HostingDALLAS — SoftLayer® Technologies, the innovation leader in Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed hosting, today announced the upcoming opening of the company’s new data center in Singapore and network Points of Presence (PoPs) in Singapore, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. Beginning Sept. 23, customers can pre-order services in the new data center, to be deployed when the data center and PoPs officially “go live” on Oct. 3.

“We are excited to bring our unique solutions to hosting to the Asia-Pacific region,” said Lance Crosby, Chief Executive Officer for SoftLayer. “We’ve had an international customer base for quite some time, with almost half of our 23,000 customers coming from more than 140 countries besides the U.S. But we couldn’t be happier to now have a truly international presence, putting our industry-leading solutions so much closer to our customers and their countless end users.”

Designated SNG01, the new data center features the following:

SNG01 and the Tokyo and Hong Kong PoPs feature connectivity from multiple Tier-1 network carriers, including NTT, Tata, and Equinix, with direct network connections to SoftLayer facilities in San Jose and Los Angeles. With the strategic location of the Asia-Pacific operations and the exceptional speed of the SoftLayer network, customers and end users anywhere in the region can connect to SoftLayer services with less than 40ms of latency.

“Everything we do is designed to give customers more control, and this expansion is no different,” said George Karidis, Chief Strategy Officer for SoftLayer. “New and existing customers across the region will now have direct access through the SoftLayer Private Network to our automated platform. They can manage and deploy their Dedicated and Cloud services on their own terms—whether that’s in Singapore or in any of our other data centers. And they can provide an experience that’s better than ever for their end users in the region.”

The opening of the Asia facilities will soon be followed by the launch of SoftLayer’s Amsterdam data center and European PoPs, scheduled for early November. SoftLayer will then have 13 data centers and 16 PoPs worldwide. Each data center is functionally independent with distinct and redundant resources, as well as fully integrated with all SoftLayer facilities. The company’s global network fully integrates three distinct and redundant network architectures—Public, Private, and Data Center to Data Center—into the industry’s first Network-Within-a-Network topology for maximum accessibility, security, and control. Read more

SoftLayer CEO Lance Crosby Named An Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

June 30, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer CEO Lance Crosby Named An Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 

Hosting ServicesDALLAS SoftLayer® Technologies, the innovative provider of Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed Hosting, today announced that SoftLayer Chief Executive Officer Lance Crosby was recently named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2011 Southwest Area North Award winner for Technology. Announced on June 25 at a gala event at the Hyatt Regency Dallas, the prestigious award was decided by an independent judging panel made up of previous winners, leading CEOs, private investors, and regional business leaders.

“I’m honored to receive this recognition. I am exceptionally proud of what SoftLayer has accomplished since its inception, maintaining non-stop growth to become the largest private hosting provider in the world,” said Mr. Crosby. “Every day, my team and I can’t wait to roll up our sleeves and find new ways to extend our leadership as the most innovative company in our industry. It’s what I live for.”

The renowned Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year program is in its 25th season, and has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities and more than 50 countries throughout the world. Awards are given based on demonstration of excellence and extraordinary success in a wide range of business areas, including innovation, financial performance, and individual contribution to one’s business’ success and community.

As a regional winner, Mr. Crosby is a finalist for the national award, to be named at the Entrepreneur of the Year National Awards gala, hosted by Jay Leno, on November 12, 2011, in Palm Springs, California. The national awardee will advance to consideration for the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of tThe Year Award in June 2012. Read more

SoftLayer CEO to Speak at Parallels Summit

February 9, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer CEO to Speak at Parallels Summit 

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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