Report: IBM, EMC Among Suitors for SoftLayer

Are we on the brink of another intense flurry of cloud hosting acquisitions? Reuters is reporting that tech titans IBM and EMC are bidding to acquire SoftLayer Technologies, one of the world’s largest hosting and cloud service providers. Read More

Video: Installing a 2-Megawatt Generator

SoftLayer Technologies recently expanded the power capacity of its DAL05 data center by installing a new Cummins 2-megawatt diesel backup generator. This 4-minute video reveals the process involved in lifting and installing this enormous engine. Read More

For SoftLayer, Physical and Virtual Servers Prove A Potent Mix

Has the dedicated server been trumped by the cloud? Not at SoftLayer, which says its ability to offer both dedicated servers and virtual servers is helping it win customers from leading cloud computing providers. Today the company offered three examples of customers that have migrated their infrastructure from public cloud platforms to SoftLayer’s mixed infrastructure offering. Read More

SoftLayer Hits 100,000 Servers

IT infrastructure service provider SoftLayer Technologies now has more than 100,000 servers running in its data centers, the company said last week. The Dallas-based provider has added 14,000 servers this year. Read More

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