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Founded in 2005, SoftLayer Technologies, Inc. is a dedicated server, managed hosting and cloud computing provider.
GI Partners acquired a majority equity stake in SoftLayer in August 2010. In November 2010, SoftLayer merged with The Planet Internet Services and consolidated the customer base under the SoftLayer brand. In Q1 2011, the company reported hosting more than 81,000 servers for more than 26,000 customers in locations throughout the United States.
In July 2011, the company announced plans for international expansion to Amsterdam and Singapore to add to the existing network of US-based data centers in Dallas, San Jose, Seattle, Houston and Washington, D.C. Most of these data centers are leased via Digital Realty Trust