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Company Overview of SoftLayer Technologies, Inc.

Company Overview

SoftLayer Technologies, Inc. provides cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service for cloud users. The company’s products and services include bare metal and virtual servers, networking, turnkey big data solutions, private cloud solutions, and more. Its customers range from Web startups to enterprises in the United States and internationally. The company was incorporated in 1999 and is based in Dallas, Texas. As of July 3, 2013, SoftLayer Technologies, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of International Business Machines Corporation.

4849 Alpha Road

Suite 2000

Dallas, TX 75244

United States

Founded in 1999





Key Executives for SoftLayer Technologies, Inc.

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Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

SoftLayer Technologies, Inc. Key Developments

SoftLayer Expands Dallas Headquarters

SoftLayer has expanded its Dallas headquarters after less than a year of setting up the new corporate office along the Dallas North Tollway in North Dallas. The expansion will allow the company to add even more employees to accommodate the growing business. The company has signed a lease for another 21,594 square feet of office space at Stanford Corporate Centre at 14001 Dallas Parkway near the Galleria Mall, which takes SoftLayer's Dallas footprint to about 145,000 square feet. SoftLayer doubled the size of its headquarters to 125,000 square feet of office space and planned to add 250 new jobs to bring the firm's total employment in Dallas to nearly 800 workers. If the firm's employees take the same square footage, SoftLayer could add another 130 employees.

SoftLayer Opens New Cloud Center in the Netherlands

IBM announced that its SoftLayer business recently opened its second cloud center in the Netherlands to help meet the demand for IBM Cloud in the region. The company announced the new facility will also provide data storage and geographically isolated services for creating backup and recovery strategies.

SoftLayer to Offer OpenPOWER Servers to Help Clients Better Manage Workloads in the Cloud

IBM announced that SoftLayer will offer OpenPOWER-based servers as part of its portfolio of cloud-based services. With the new offering, clients will be able to select OpenPOWER-based 'bare metal' servers when configuring their cloud-based IT infrastructure from SoftLayer. Leveraging the OpenPOWER Foundation design concept, the servers were developed to help clients better manage data-intensive workloads on public and private clouds. Increasingly cloud technologies, both private and public, are enabling organizations to extend existing infrastructure, inexpensively and quickly. Servers built on the OpenPOWER architecture are designed to facilitate that transformation. The offering will also leverage the rapidly expanding community of developers contributing to the POWER ecosystem as well as independent software vendors that support Linux on Power application development who are migrating applications from x86 to POWER-based architecture. Built on open technology standards that begin at the chip level, the new bare metal servers are built to assist a wide range of businesses interested in building custom hybrid, private and public cloud solutions based on open technology. The new OpenPOWER bare metal servers will join SoftLayer's growing stable of POWER-based systems. The company first deployed Power Systems in 2014 to support the IBM Watson cloud portfolio. Initially, the new servers will be available in SoftLayer'sDallas cloud center, with planned expansion throughout the world.

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