Dallas, Texas – (The Hosting News) – May 20, 2008 – On-demand hosting services and virtual data center provider for the small to medium enterprise (SME), SoftLayer, has completed the first level of integration between its API and the Plesk utility for managing server infrastructure.
As a result of the upgrade, Plesk users may use a single interface to seamlessly access all SoftLayer management tools. Nathan Day, Chief Technology Officer of SoftLayer, will present the new feature at the third annual Parallels Summit in Washington, D.C., through May 20, 2008.
George Karidis, Chief Strategy Officer at SoftLayer noted, ”SoftLayer believes that the best approach for our customers is to create an ecosystem of best-in-class solutions that work together to address all requirements. We prefer not to compete with our partners; rather, we seek out companies that share our vision and approach to help our customers grow.”
SoftLayer also announced that it had added rackAID to its Preferred Partner Program. rackAID is now a preferred service provider of server management and Plesk expert solutions to SoftLayer. The agreement builds upon the two companies’ long-standing referral program.
rackAID delivers managed services and support to businesses employing SoftLayer infrastructure for their global IT needs. The company is a specialist in administering and maintaining computing clusters utilizing the Plesk control panel.
Since 2000, rackAID has been a leader in outsourced IT infrastructure management. By delivering cost-effective support solutions, rackAID clients benefit from increased uptime, greater security and the peace of mind that their online operations will run smoothly and efficiently. rackAID provides IT management services for major Web hosting control panels and Linux-based servers. It offers a range of services to meet the demands of nearly any hosting project.
Headquartered in Plano, Texas, SoftLayer provides next-generation web hosting and on-demand datacenter services on a global basis from facilities located in Dallas, TX and Seattle, WA. Utilizing proprietary management tools coupled with the industry’s first network-within-a-network topology, the company delivers unprecedented power and control to securely manage IT environments while providing unparalleled scalability.
For more information about rackAID, please visit: www.rackaid.com.
To learn more about SoftLayer, please visit: www.softlayer.com.