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SoftLayer(TM) Offers Parallels Virtuozzo Containers for Dedicated Server Solutions

November 13
18:00 2008

Web HostingRenton, Wash. — Parallels, a leader in virtualization and automation software, today announced that SoftLayer, a top rated company providing next generation web hosting and on-demand datacenter services, is presenting Parallels Virtuozzo Containers as part of its dedicated server offerings. SoftLayer provides servers for many small and medium sized hosters, responding to their need for a cost-efficient means to offer services that enable them to move up the value chain. Softlayer’s new offering underpins this kind of “sticky” service, increasing customer loyalty and providing an end-to-end solution for infrastructure, hardware and applications to customers and service providers worldwide.

Parallels Virtuozzo Containers is the world’s leading operating system (OS) virtualization solution. On a single physical server and single OS installation, it enables users to run workloads in multiple, simultaneously running execution environments called “containers”. Compared to other virtualization technologies, Parallels Virtuozzo Containers offers the highest levels of density, performance and manageability.

By incorporating Parallels Virtuozzo Containers into its dedicated server offering, SoftLayer enables hosting providers to take advantage of the benefits of virtualization, reducing the total cost of ownership resulting from server consolidation and the virtualization of the entire data center, which ultimately leads to an increase in profitability for resellers. The combination of Softlayer technology and Parallels Virtuozzo Containers allows hosting resellers to focus on sales and customer support without the worry of managing co-location space, power, cooling, and hardware support.

“SoftLayer sees the benefits of delivering an easier, more complete, high end solution with better services,” said George Karidis, Chief Strategy Officer, SoftLayer. “We partnered with Parallels because they offer industry-leading virtualization products and services, dedicated sales and development teams, and a commitment to customer service and support. We are proud of the relationship that we have built with Parallels and look forward to fantastic benefits in the future for all of our customers.”

“A market leader like SoftLayer realizes that users are demanding more than just dedicated server offerings,” said John Eng, Vice President, Service Provider Marketing, Parallels. “By enhancing offerings with Parallels Virtuozzo Containers, SoftLayer provides their customers higher value and satisfaction through greater server density and scalability, better performance and higher availability.”

SoftLayer’s future plans include an extension of its reseller focused offering to include Parallels Plesk Panel with Billing, a comprehensive server management solution designed for professional hosting service providers.

For more information on pricing and availability, please visit: www.SoftLayer.com.

About SoftLayer
Headquartered in Plano, Texas, SoftLayer delivers next-generation web hosting and virtualized data center services on a global basis from facilities located in Dallas, TX; Seattle, WA; and Washington, DC. Utilizing proprietary management tools 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.

About Parallels – Optimized Computing
Parallels is a global leader in virtualization and automation software to private users, corporate customers and service providers to help their technologies on all major hardware, operating system and virtualization platforms best use. Founded in 1999, the fast-growing company with over 800 employees has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.parallels.com.

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