Posts Tagged 'Convention'

October 5, 2010

Why Does SoftLayer Rock????

So this blog may be a tad bit delayed, seeing that it is about HostingCon, but better late than never. Right?? During HostingCon, at the SoftLayer Happy Hour, we filmed customers, random followers, and employees to see Why SoftLayer Rocks. Here are the responses we got….

Why Does SoftLayer Rock? Because……

"I get 100% uptime with them and they make sure all my servers are up"

"They offer the best cloud storage in the business"

"They are the ambassadors of the industry and help our business grow"

"My server has never gone down"

Now the most common responses were from the random guests at the Happy Hour. Go figure!

"Cause they throw great parties"

"When you mix alcohol and weapons that could potentially poke an eye out (SoftLayer Rockets)….It’s always in good fun" But… I think the best responses came from the employees….

"Because it is the best company to ever exist" Why is that? "The automation, technology, innovation, and the COO" –Sam Fleitman

"Cause we have a butt ton of cool customers" – Steve Kinman

"The bald guy makes a lot of very cool people happy" –Sean Charnock

There are many reasons Why SoftLayer Rocks and we could ask everyone and will get a different answer. Now if you ask an employee most likely they will eventually mention in their statement "because of me". Here is why I think SoftLayer rocks….

SoftLayer is one of the fastest growing private companies (Inc 500/5000). SoftLayer offers customers everything at their fingers tips, especially now with the iPhone, Blackberry, and Android mobile apps. Besides everything that SoftLayer offers to customers, they are extremely good to their employees. Oh and another reason Why SoftLayer Rocks ‘because of ME!’ :-)

Lets here what more people have to say Why SoftLayer Rocks….Post a comment and tell us!

May 27, 2010

Here I sit

So here I sit broken hearted, oh wait wrong story. Here I sit at the booth at GDC in Vancouver Canada in a traffic lull. There must be a good speaker talking at the moment. It gives me a moment to tell you about the refreshing “youth” of this industry. At this show people get it, they understand the model. This isn’t the largest show we will go to and might not sell a million servers but we are still getting the word out that outsourcing the hard stuff and letting people focus on what they do best is a great thing. Game developers don’t want to waste a day or two setting up a server they would rather be making their game. It’s also interesting listening to the students of game development at this show; I am learning what is going into the next big game. Here it is in a nutshell. You start with Zombies, and then have zombie riots where zombies kill some people and then you have the zombies take over the world and then you have a new breed of zombies that kill and eat the existing zombies. There you have it, the next big game! I want royalties. So for all you game lovers out there this is the place where it all begins and SoftLayer is doing everything we can to make sure these developers have the free time to make the next killer app. You can thank us anytime! And who knows maybe one of these guys will buy a million servers!

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