SoftLayer Expands Selection of Solid State Drives

April 19, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer Expands Selection of Solid State Drives 

Hosting ServicesDALLAS, TX SoftLayer Technologies®, the innovation leader in on-demand Cloud and Dedicated hosting, today announced the availability of MICRON RealSSD™ P300 solid state drives (SSDs) in 50GB, 100GB, and 200GB capacities. The new SSDs provide reliable and secure enterprise-class storage ideal for high-performance and data-intensive applications, such as databases requiring fast read/write performance.

“From the day we added the first SSDs to our portfolio of hardware solutions, customer response has been exceptional. And once they got a taste for the performance advantages the technology provides, they couldn’t wait to get higher capacity drives to take that performance even farther,” said Sam Fleitman, Chief Operations Officer for SoftLayer. “We chose the MICRON SSDs because they not only answer the call for higher capacity, they also bring with them incredible new performance features.”

The selected SSDs are the first in the market to leverage the SATA III 6Gbps interface and feature single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash to provide exceptional performance and low latency, with sequential read speeds of up to 360Mbps and up to 45,000 random write IOPs.

“We continuously research and test new hardware in order to find and deploy the most innovative, leading-edge technologies,” Mr. Fleitman said. “We’re proud to offer the new Micron SSDs, and the competitive edge it will give our customers for their business operations.” Read more

Approved Host SoftLayer Introduces the Technology Partners Marketplace

April 13, 2011 by · Comments Off on Approved Host SoftLayer Introduces the Technology Partners Marketplace 

Hosting ServicesDALLAS, TX SoftLayer Technologies®, the innovative hosting provider of Cloud, Dedicated, and integrated environments, today announced the launch of its Technology Partners Marketplace, a showcase for current SoftLayer Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Independent Software Vendor (ISV) customers’ products and technologies. The Marketplace is designed to connect these customers with the rest of SoftLayer’s community of over 26,000 customers.  At launch, featured partners include App First, Mollom, StandingCloud, and Migration Box, with more to be added soon.

“The SoftLayer customer community includes a vibrant group of startup and established software and technology-product companies,” said Paul Ford, Vice President Community Development. “We are thrilled to launch this new venue to promote those providers to the rest of our customer base, and to the world at large.  The Technology Partners Marketplace is another great example of the many benefits of being a member of the SoftLayer community.”

“We’re excited to be part of the inaugural class of partners in the Marketplace,” said David Roth, CEO of AppFirst, an advanced application monitoring and managing solution. “SoftLayer has been the ideal platform for us to offer our services and grow our operations upon. And now they’re providing a great opportunity for us to share our offering with more people—and build even more business.”

“There are countless other SoftLayer customers doing innovative things with SoftLayer’s automated solutions,” said Eduardo Fernandez, CEO of MigrationBox, a company providing powerful email and enterprise data transfer and management services. “It’s going to be great to have this tool that not only let’s us generate greater awareness, but also let’s us learn about what others are doing in the SoftLayer ecosystem and find solutions that we can use in our operations.”

The Technology Partner Marketplace will continue to add new partners showcasing the many interesting and useful technology products and services delivered by SoftLayer’s diverse customer base. To learn more about the Technology Partners Marketplace please visit Read more

SoftLayer CEO Lance Crosby Named to TechAmerica Foundation’s Commission

April 12, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer CEO Lance Crosby Named to TechAmerica Foundation’s Commission 

Hosting ServicesDALLAS SoftLayer Technologies®, the innovation leader in cloud and on-demand dedicated hosting, today announced that Lance Crosby, Chief Executive Officer, was named as a Commissioner on the TechAmerica Foundation’s Commission on the Leadership Opportunity in U.S. Deployment of the Cloud (CLOUD2).

The commission will make recommendations for how government should deploy cloud technologies and address policies that might hinder U.S. leadership in cloud for the commercial space. Recommendations for government deployment will be presented to Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra. Commercial-facing recommendations will be shared with Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Commerce Under Secretary Pat Gallagher.

“I am proud to serve as a Commissioner for CLOUD2. The cloud presents a profound opportunity and I believe that the federal government will play a key role in determining the path ahead.” said Lance Crosby, Chief Executive Officer for SoftLayer. “This is a critical time in the development of this technology and its impact on the economy. We can significantly help foster innovation and growth in the public sector, and across all industries.” Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff and VCE Chairman and CEO Michael D. Capellas will serve as co-chairmen for a commission of experts. Benioff and Capellas will be joined by Michael R. Nelson, visiting professor of Internet studies in Georgetown University’s Communication, Culture and Technology Program. CSC President of North American Public Sector Jim Sheaffer will serve as vice chairman, leading a task force focused on government adoption of cloud solutions. Microsoft® Corporate Vice President of Technology Policy and Strategy Dan Reed, who also leads the company’s eXtreme Computing Group (XCG), will also serve as vice chairman and will lead a task force focused on U.S. leadership in cloud technologies. Read more

SoftLayer Launches Sandy Bridge Servers

April 6, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer Launches Sandy Bridge Servers 

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. Read more

Virtual Internet launches On-Demand Virtual Data Centers

February 22, 2011 by · Comments Off on Virtual Internet launches On-Demand Virtual Data Centers 

Hosting BlogLONDON – Virtual Internet has announced a new cloud package called Virtual Data Centers which allow IT managers to virtualize their infrastructure “on-demand” via the Internet.

The new self-service package allows managers to slice and dice a minimum of 10GB (or more) of physical disk space and/or physical memory into multiple configurations at will. Read more

NTT America Empowers Enterprises with Hosted Cloud Offerings to Create a Personalized Virtual Data Center

February 15, 2011 by · Comments Off on NTT America Empowers Enterprises with Hosted Cloud Offerings to Create a Personalized Virtual Data Center 

Hosting BlogNew York, NY –  NTT America, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, and a global infrastructure services provider, today announced the integration of VMware’s vCloud Director virtualization software  into NTT Communications’ enterprise cloud hosting offerings.   NTT Communications is one of the first infrastructure hosting providers in the world to launch a hosted cloud solution based on VMware’s vCloud Director, enabling organizations of all sizes to capitalize on the advantages of utility-based cloud computing.  NTT America engineers and product development personal will be on hand to showcase these technologies at the 2011 VMware Partner Exchange on February 7-10, 2011, at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

First announced at VMware’s VMworld in August 2010, NTT America’s engineering staff has developed and deployed both multi-tenant and private cloud infrastructure, which provides customers with available and scalable access to the underlying compute resources that make up a virtual data center. This new cloud solution provides organizations with greater flexibility to create and change their individual environment to suit their specific needs. Organizations only need to purchase the minimum amount of resources required to design their virtual data center including CPU, RAM, storage and network access.  Customers can then manage the amount of resources they require in near real-time, further enabling them to customize an environment ideal for their operations, while only paying for the assets they contract. NTT America also provides customers the ability to access up to an extra 25 percent worth of resources to existing environments.  A full commercial launch is expected in March. Read more

SoftLayer Awarded for Environmental Accomplishment

March 13, 2009 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer Awarded for Environmental Accomplishment 

Softlayer 190x60 LogoWebmaster NewsDALLAS — Metro Foam Recycling has awarded SoftLayer Technologies a certificate for having recycled more than 12,000 pounds of foam material in 2008. The material was recycled through a partnership between the two companies; Metro Foam recycles all of the foam packaging material from SoftLayer’s new server shipments, greatly reducing the amount of waste that would go into a landfill.

“We are proud to have reached this milestone in our efforts to reduce our impact on the environment. We believe it’s our responsibility as global corporate citizens to do all we can,” said Roy Rushe, SoftLayer Facilities Manager. “We will continue to actively seek partnerships and innovative ways to reduce our environmental footprint.” Read more

Equinix to Present Virtual Data Center Tour

March 4, 2009 by · Comments Off on Equinix to Present Virtual Data Center Tour 

Webmaster NewsFOSTER CITY, CA — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced that it will present a “virtual tour” of its premium International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers at Data Center World, the premier educational resource for data center professionals. Hosted by AFCOM, the conference will be held in Las Vegas, NV, March 8-12, 2009.

Patrick Leonard, senior manager of strategic initiatives at Equinix, will present the session titled, “Science Fiction? James Bond Would Be Proud of These Data Centers,” at the Paris Hotel on Sunday, March 8, 2009, from 4:15 – 5:15 P.M. The presentation will provide a graphically rich view of Equinix’s industry-leading data centers and a discussion of best practices and the latest trends in data center design, security, site selection, power and cooling. Read more