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IBM Closes SoftLayer Acquisition; Partners With Flow to Provide Real Time Integrated Data Solutions

IBM has completed the acquisition of SoftLayer Technologies for an undisclosed amount. IBM entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SoftLayer a month back in a bid to  strengthen its  position in cloud computing. IBM has also announced that Flow, Inc will now stream its real-time data analytics based on IBM SmartCloud and the SoftLayer technology platform. IBM plans to provide clients with real-time integrated solutions based on Flow, the  SoftLayer technology and IBM SmartCloud, which will enable them to  send and receive data from any mobile device that is integrated with enterprise data, thereby enabling the collaboration essential to a Social Business. We were delighted to learn that IBM’s acquisition of SoftLayer has been finalized. Real-time performance is at the heart of our v...

IBM Buys Cloud-Computing Firm SoftLayer; Forms New Cloud Services Division

IBM  is  buying SoftLayer for an undisclosed amount in a bid to  strengthen its  position in cloud computing. The acquisition is expected to close  following customary closing conditions including regulatory clearances by Q3 of 2013. While IBM enjoys a dominant position with the enterprises and government in the cloud computing market, its spread among the SMBs is  weak when compared to Amazon.com. This acquisition will help IBM build out its private and public cloud-based services  for a broader range of  clients, including SMBs. The speed and simplicity of SoftLayer’s public cloud services combined with IBM’s enterprise grade reliability, security and openness will make it easier and faster for SMBs around the world to incorporate cloud computing. IBM SaaS solutions for Smarter Cit...

Cloud Connect Announces Keynote Speakers for 2013 Silicon Valley Event

Cloud Connect, produced by UBM Tech, today announced the lineup of keynote speakers, including top cloud computing minds from large enterprises like PayPal and General Electric, for this year’s event.  As the premier technology event for cloud computing, featuring the latest technologies, platforms, strategies, and innovations, Cloud Connect presents a speaker lineup that will provide attendees with information on the latest innovations in cloud computing.  Cloud Connect will take place April 2-5, 2013 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. This event plays a vital role in informing the market and bringing all cloud constituents together in meaningful ways to explore the wide range of innovation in the cloud. – Steve Wylie , General Manager, Cloud Connect. The keynote...

SoftLayer Simplifies Cloud Computing Instance Creation by Streamlining the API

Any maestro API coder will acknowledge the fact that API is a gigantic beast, with many inlets, outlets,options and choices. API provides access to the majority of server’s products and also gives a platform for interaction  with  their  administration, ticketing and billing system.  In a nutshell,it is aimed to impart the greatest level of control to clients. However, the depth of complexity and functionality of API might be intimidating to  many developers . Everyone wants their API to be simple and easy to use, feature-rich and completely customizable. Since both these features lie on the opposite poles, building an API becomes a very  equilibrizing act. The  development team of SoftLayer  has been trying solve  this conundrum by  streamlining and simplifying some of their most common A...

SoftLayer Launches its Message Queue Services

SoftLayer, a leading provider of global cloud infrastructure-as-a-service, on Thursday launched SoftLayer Message Queue service, a cost-effective messaging and notification service that scales seamlessly to support development of bigger, bottleneck-free applications. According to the press release, SoftLayer Message Queue is an extremely scalable way for independent software systems to communicate with one another. It enables different scalable inter-process communication without generating too much traffic for the system to handle. It combines robust and scalable messaging queuing and notification services into a single solution, integrated with the company’s global platform and allowing for secure transmission between geographically distributed processes across SoftLayer’s global private...

SoftLayer Out For Social Support

Web host Softlayer (www.softlayer.com), announced on Monday that it will support Tour de Pink 2012. In addition to the financial commitment, the company also provided space in their downtown Houston offices for packet stuffing. Tour de Pink is one of the major fundraising efforts for The Pink Ribbons Project, a Houston based organization that raises money to fight breast cancer through awareness and educational outreach initiatives. The Pink Ribbons Project supports proper screening for the medically under-served and under-insured population in the Greater Houston Area, and Tour de Pink is the first bike ride in Texas solely benefiting breast cancer awareness and education. [like_to_read] Val Stinson, a Softlayer’s employee who presented this idea to Lance, Softlayer’s CEO, wrote in blog p...

SoftLayer Achieves Record Setting Revenues For Third Quarter

DAILYHOSTNEWS, December 3, 2011 – SoftLayer Technologies has announced that the company continued to experience strong operational and top-line growth in the third quarter of 2011, reaching $85 million in revenues while achieving $34 million in EBITDA. The company also appointed David Strohm, from Greylock Partners, to its board of directors to help guide and support the company’s continued market leadership and financial growth. “SoftLayer is headed on a pretty impressive trajectory but we’re really just beginning to accelerate our efforts” “SoftLayer is headed on a pretty impressive trajectory but we’re really just beginning to accelerate our efforts,” said Lance Crosby, chief executive officer for SoftLayer. “The addition of David to our leadership team benefits us immensely, especially...

SoftLayer and RightScale Partner To Spread Service

DAILYHOSTNEWS, November 11, 2011 – Company services belonging to SoftLayer and RighScale will spread, thanks to a new agreement between the two companies. Just recently, the companies announced that RightScale’s Cloud Management Platform will be able to operate SoftLayer’s cloud services. SoftLayer provides cloud services along with dedicated servers, managed hosting, and more. Meanwhile, Right specializes in managing cloud platforms. Commenting on the matter in a company press release, SoftLayer CTO Duke Skarda stated, “We are excited to partner with RightScale and empower customers to leverage our services’ unique advantages with RightScale cloud computing management.” “The benefits that RightScale has brought to the marketplace align directly with our founding mission to provide custome...

SoftLayer Launches QuantaStor Storage Servers

DAILYHOSTNEWS, October 19, 2011 – SoftLayer Technologies yesterday announced a partnership with OS Nexus and the launch of QuantaStor Storage Servers. The offering provides dedicated mass storage appliances with exceptional cost-effectiveness, control, and scalability. It is ideal for a range of high performance storage solutions. The price of QuantaStor Mass Storage Servers starts at $1,039/month for up to 12 drives and $1,139/month for up to 24 drives. QuantaStor Storage Servers offer the OS NEXUS QuantaStor Storage Appliance OS, the industry’s first virtual storage solution designed for global manageability, on SoftLayer Mass Storage dedicated servers. These capabilities make it ideally suited for a broad set of applications including VM application deployments, virtual desktops, as wel...

SoftLayer Debuts Operations in Europe

DAILYHOSTNEWS, October 14, 2011 – SoftLayer Technologies has chosen Amsterdam in The Netherlands for its European headquarters and first data center. The total investment is estimated to be $75 million initially in Holland and its European operations, which also includes new network PoPs in Amsterdam, London, and Frankfurt. In line with these happenings, the company has appointed Jonathan Wisler as General Manager for European Operations and will also be recruiting a further 25 digital professionals to staff the new data center and support operations. Jonathan Wisler said in his comments: “Given the overall size of The Netherlands compared to the rest of Europe, this country is one of the most advanced in terms of Internet infrastructure and networking. We’re seeing a thriving community of...

SoftLayer Launches Asia-Pacific Operations

Extends Footprint with Singapore Data Center and Network PoPs in Tokyo and Hong Kong SoftLayer Technologies, the hosting provider, announced on Monday the upcoming opening of the company’s new data center in Singapore and network Points of Presence (PoPs) in Singapore, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. Customers can pre-order services in the new data center from Sept 23 and it will be deployed when the data center and PoPs officially “go live” on Oct. 3. The new data center designated SNG01 features the following: Capacity for more than 16,000 servers Redundant network infrastructure Fully-automated platform Unique pod design concept SNG01 and the Tokyo and Hong Kong PoPs feature connectivity from multiple Tier-1 network carriers, including NTT, Tata, and Equinix, with direct network connections to So...

Softlayer Announces Two More Datacenters

Sept 09, 2011 – SoftLayer® Technologies, the innovation leader in Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed hosting, announces opening of new data centers in Singapore and Amsterdam to provide Dedicated, Cloud, and Managed Hosting to businesses across Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Softlayer posted, “The Amsterdam and Singapore data centers are complemented by new points of presence (PoPs) in Europe and Asia-Pacific that will provide millions of new users with a direct, dedicated path to the SoftLayer Private Network, providing lower latency and a superior end user experience.” It also added that with the addition of the Singapore and Amsterdam data centers, SoftLayer has 13 data centers and 16 PoPs worldwide. Each data center is functionally independent with distinct and redundant resource...

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