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Expanded SoftLayer(R) Network Powers UK2Group's 100TB.com High-Performance Hosting Service Finds Rapid Success

DALLAS, May 10, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- UK2 Group has logged exceptional growth courtesy of the March launch of www.100TB.com, its new hosting service. 100TB leverages the automated infrastructure services and recently expanded network of SoftLayer Technologies(R), the innovative on-demand data center services provider.

100TB.com replaced 10TB.com as UK2 Group's high-power, high-performance offering, designed to provide more bandwidth than other options in the market.

Each 100TB.com server comes standard with a dedicated 1000Mbit port and 100TB of unrestricted bandwidth per month. The move to 100TB has brought UK2 Group more than 500 new server customers and increased the company's total network usage by 300%.

"Customers like UK2 Group are exactly who we had in mind when we began planning our network expansion. It's gratifying to see it help bring them great results," said Lance Crosby, Chief Executive Officer of SoftLayer. "Our automated services and unique network architecture have long given our customers the ability to create highly scalable, rock solid solutions. Our increased network speed and connectivity gives them even more advantages that they can extend directly to their own customers." "10TB.com was powered by SoftLayer because they were the right resource for the level of infrastructure that 10TB's value proposition required," said Ditlev Bredahl, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for UK2 Group. "So when SoftLayer expanded its network, it gave us the opportunity to push that proposition so far out, the right thing to do was to create a new brand with an even better brand promise--100TB.com." SoftLayer's recently completed network expansion included the addition of seven network Points of Presence (PoPs) across the U.S. and an increase of total network capacity from approximately 300Gbps to more than 1,000Gbps. The changes greatly improve end user experience through direct or shorter connections for lower latency and provide SoftLayer greater network control. The company's network presence now spans: -- Atlanta, GA -- Chicago, IL -- Dallas, TX -- Denver, CO -- Los Angeles, CA -- Miami, FL -- New York City, NY -- San Jose, CA -- Seattle, WA -- Washington, D.C.

About UK2.net and UK2 Group UK2 Group has been a significant player in the U.K., European and U.S. hosting markets since 1998. UK2 Group provides domain name registration, Web site hosting and server hosting to many global customers through its large family of hosting brands - UK2.net, Midphase, 100TB.com, Resell.biz, WingSix, ANHosting, Autica, Supreme Support, Dotable, VPS.NET, WestHost and VI.NET. The group is accredited by ICANN and an official Akamai partner. UK2 Group is committed to providing reliable, secure, great value products and services underpinned with excellent support. For more information about UK2 Group, please visit uk2group.com.

About SoftLayer Technologies Headquartered in Plano, Texas, SoftLayer is a best-in-class, infrastructure-as-a-service provider with data centers in Dallas, Seattle, and Washington, DC, and network Points of Presence across the U.S. SoftLayer integrates and automates all IT elements, allowing customers to create cloud, dedicated, or seamless hybrid computing environments managed through a single interface. Enterprises of any size can have complete control, security, scalability, and ease-of-management in an on-demand IT solution. For more information, please visit www.softlayer.com or call 866.398.7638.

SOURCE: SoftLayer Technologies CONTACT: SoftLayer Technologies James McDowell, 214-442-0600 marketing@softlayer.com Copyright Business Wire 2010 -0- KEYWORD: United Kingdom

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