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SoftLayer Achieves Record Setting Revenues for Third Quarter

December 1, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer Achieves Record Setting Revenues for Third Quarter 

Web Hosting ServicesDallasSoftLayer Technologies today announced that the company continued to experience strong operational and top-line growth in the third quarter of 2011, reaching $85 million in revenues while achieving $34 million in EBITDA. The company also appointed David Strohm, from Greylock Partners, to its board of directors to help guide and support the company’s continued market leadership and financial growth.

“SoftLayer is headed on a pretty impressive trajectory but we’re really just beginning to accelerate our efforts,” said Lance Crosby, chief executive officer for SoftLayer. “The addition of David to our leadership team benefits us immensely, especially as it relates to managing growth and rapidly expanding into international markets. Our focus hasn’t changed. We’ll continue innovating and making our platform the standard for Internet savvy businesses looking for unique cloud, dedicated, and managed hosting solutions.”

Key milestones for SoftLayer’s third quarter ending September 30, 2011 include:

“Our growth is fueled by increased customer demand for our entire portfolio of hosting solutions,” said George Karidis, chief strategy officer for SoftLayer. “Our approach resonates with customers because we offer an à la carte menu of service and options resulting in greater flexibility and control over IT resources while reducing operating costs. With our new data centers in Singapore and Amsterdam, we’ll be able to drive even more international revenue and sales.”

David Strohm joins SoftLayer’s board of directors to help provide guidance over the company’s future growth plans. A Silicon Valley veteran, David joined Greylock in 1980 and currently sits on the board of AtHocBounty JobsEMC CorporationMATRIXX SoftwareOpenDNSProgreso FinancierorichrelevanceTabula and VMware. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Harvard Business School.

Mr. Strohm led Greylock’s prior involvement with companies including as Doubleclick,Forte Software(acquired by Sun Microsystems), Kiva Software (acquired by Netscape), Legato Systems(acquired by EMC),Internet Security Systems(acquired by IBM), Mentor Graphics, Mobile Automation (acquired by iPass), ccMail (acquired by Lotus/IBM), and Cygnus (acquired by RedHat). Read more

AYKsolutions Announces New Data Center Space in San Jose, California

May 5, 2011 by · Comments Off on AYKsolutions Announces New Data Center Space in San Jose, California 

Webmaster ToolboxSchenectady, NY – AYKsolutions, a leading provider of web hosting solutions and unmetered servers, announced today a new addition to its extensive network of high-performance data centers with new data center space in San Jose, CA. Powered by SoftLayer, the San Jose hosting facility is part of AYKsolutions’ long-term expansion strategy, aimed at providing reliable dedicated servers to customers around the world.

“We are delighted to demonstrate our renewed commitment to offering high-performance data center presence in new areas around the world,” says Artyom Khmelnitsky, President of AYKsolutions. “Now with 12 data center locations, our new San Jose, CA hosting space is part of our ongoing strategy to build a global presence, enabling customers to deploy solutions on a global scale while keeping everything under one roof, and save money in operating costs.”

With the addition of the new San Jose data center space, AYKsolutions offers the same high-performance, cost-effective hosting solutions to customers who want reliable dedicated server hosting with multiple points of presence including the same great network, remote features, and support as the dedicated server hosting provider’s other SoftLayer Network Operations Centers (NOCs). All servers start with 100TB on a 1Gbps port and can be upgraded to a 1Gbps unmetered dedicated port at competitive prices. AYKsolutions’ new San Jose hosting facility demonstrates the company’s impressive evolution, driven by a sustained effort to increase the quality of dedicated server hosting solutions and the number of dedicated hosting locations.

“The new San Jose data center is run by SoftLayer and it will offer the same great, high bandwidth, cost-effective solutions that we offer at their other locations including full root access, unmetered bandwidth, and a backend Gigabit network,” says Khmelnitsky. “Our feedback tells us that customers look for reliable dedicated hosting supported by a robust infrastructure so our expansion to San Jose is designed to fulfill the growing demand for reliable dedicated servers.”

With the addition of the latest data center space, AYKsolutions maintains its commitment to deliver competitive hosting plans at consistently high standards and affordable prices. Customers interested in learning more about AYKsolutions’ new San Jose data center space or their range of dedicated server hosting plans are encouraged to visit www.AYKsolutions.com. Read more

SoftLayer Launches San Jose Data Center

April 27, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer Launches San Jose Data Center 

Webmaster ToolboxDALLAS SoftLayer Technologies®, the innovative provider of Cloud, Dedicated, and seamlessly integrated environments, today announced the launch of its first California data center facility, located in San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Designated SJC01, the new facility has capacity for more than 12,000 servers in three data center pods. With an advanced dual-path network structure, including redundant network interface cards (NICs) in every server, customers can select up to 2G of connectivity for any SJC01 server and configure their networking resources to achieve all new levels of efficiency.

“SJC01 increases our rapidly growing footprint. We now have a total capacity for more than 155,000 servers in 11 data centers, and seven additional network Points of Presence (POPs),” said Sam Fleitman, SoftLayer Chief Operating Officer. “Our customers in the region, as well as customers around the world that have end users in the area, are excited to leverage the better end-user experience that closer proximity can bring. And we’re excited to be a new local option for some of technology’s greatest companies.”

“SoftLayer is the Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider of choice for customers that want innovation, the best network, and the ultimate control,” said Lance Crosby, SoftLayer Chief Executive Officer. “Those advantages make a huge difference to software and technology developers, social media operations, and more. And nowhere do you find more of those enterprises than Silicon Valley. It’s a perfect fit for hosting’s innovation leader to come to technology’s innovation capital.

Key features of SJC01 include:

– Redundant network infrastructure
– Fully-automated platform
– SAS70 Type II compliance
– Multiple tier 1 carriers
– Unique pod design concept

Like all SoftLayer data centers, the San Jose facility is functionally independent with distinct and redundant resources, and fully integrated through SoftLayer’s revolutionary network architecture, allowing seamless inter-data center capabilities. SJC01 has 24×7 onsite support and multiple security protocols controlling entrance to the facility. It is fully connected to SoftLayer’s data centers located in Dallas, Houston, Seattle, and the Washington D.C. area, and to the company’s network Points of Presence in seven additional U.S. cities.

SJC01 servers can be ordered starting today at www.softlayer.com or through the company’s leading Customer Portal. Read more

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