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SoftLayer Awarded for Environmental Accomplishment

March 13
17:52 2009

Host 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.”

SoftLayer maintains a number of practices and programs for optimizing its environmental efficiency. In addition to the partnership with Metro Foam, SoftLayer collaborated with Supermicro, the company’s exclusive server provider, to create a reduced server packaging material program. The program minimizes the amount of packaging used for shipping servers to SoftLayer’s data centers nationwide and eliminates the production of unnecessary components and user guides.

EPA figures suggest that electronics production and disposal amounts to approximately 2% of municipal solid waste. Improving the recyclability of all materials related to IT is critical to reducing the environmental impact of data centers.

About SoftLayer Technologies
Headquartered in Plano, Texas, SoftLayer delivers world-class, on-demand virtual data center services on a global basis from facilities located in Dallas, TX; Seattle, WA; and Washington, DC. SoftLayer integrates all facets of IT to innovate industry-leading solutions that are fully automated. This empowers customers with complete control, security, scalability, and ease-of-management for their IT environment. For more information please visit www.softlayer.com or call 866.398.7638.

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