SoftLayer Launches Hosting Service Published: Jan 24, 2006
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Today on-demand hosting provider, SoftLayer Technologies, announced the official launch of operations and sales to the public – with 1,000 of the company’s servers ready for immediate deployment. SoftLayer targets small- to medium-sized enterprise busine

SOFTLAYER OPENS DOORS AND BRINGS ON-DEMAND SERVICES TO HOSTING WORLD.

January 23, 2006, Dallas, TX – Today on-demand hosting provider, SoftLayer Technologies, announced the official launch of operations and sales to the public – with 1,000 of the company’s servers ready for immediate deployment. SoftLayer targets small- to medium-sized enterprise businesses, hosting resellers, and integrators with on-demand bundled IT services at very aggressive pricing.

The company’s service offering includes new dual core processor servers from Intel and AMD, 32/64 bit operating systems and applications, redundant Cisco network with IDS and DDOS mitigation, gigabit network speeds from the server to core, a proprietary management portal, private backend networks, remote reboot and console, and true secure out-of-band management to each server.

“SoftLayer intends to be the outsourced IT utility for the masses,” said Lance Crosby, President and CEO of SoftLayer. “Our mission is to deliver enterprise quality service to the emerging dedicated server market. By bundling the Datacenter, bandwidth, hardware, software, applications, monitoring, security and more, we consolidate the latest technological trends at very affordable monthly commitment rates.”

According to Mr. Crosby, SoftLayer’s developers and engineers have created a complete management system targeted to enable complete control by the customer.  SoftLayer’s network-within-the-network gives customers the ability to add, change, and/or modify their current environment on the fly without changing existing infrastructure or requiring downtime. 

“We understand business needs evolve very quickly,” concluded Mr. Crosby. “SoftLayer’s goal is to be your virtual IT supplier that will shift and adapt on-demand.”

About SoftLayer Technologies
Located in the INFOMART in Dallas, Texas, SoftLayer was formed in June 2005 by a team of industry executives seeking to deliver low cost next generation on-demand hosting services for the small to medium enterprise (SME). Utilizing proprietary software, coupled with the industry’s first network-within-a-network topology, the company delivers unprecedented power and control to securely manage IT environments while providing unparalleled scalability. For more information please visit www.softlayer.com or call 866.398.7638.

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