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Farmers Branch Welcomes SoftLayer Relocation

Submitted by on 9 March, 2019 – 4:32 am

In a move that further strengthens the position of the city as a leading business and technology industry, Farmers Branch Mayor Tim O’Hare has announced that SoftLayer Technologies, is bringing its world-class venue and to Demand Service virtual data center in Farmers Branch.

The company’s fast growing technology is the relocation of Plano to 60,000 square feet at 4849 Alpha Road in Farmers Branch, where they plan to invest $ 80 million for its headquarters and data center. “SoftLayer is a classic example of a 21st century success story,” said Mayor O’Hare. “They took advantage of the need for a fully integrated computing environment, in turn, have sold more than 25,000 servers in four years. This is a company we are delighted to have in Farmers Branch.”

SoftLayer began in 2006 with a client and a server, but now has about 6,000 customers in over 110 countries around the world. They will bring 80 jobs to Farmers Branch, but plans to double that number in the next 12 to 18 months. The site includes three Alfa road, two-story buildings, all subjects including global network operations center. SoftLayer CEO Lance Crosby said proximity was a major factor in the selection of Farmers Branch.

“Farmers Branch is located in the heart of the minutes of Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, away from the airports,” he said. “Our new site is near LBJ Freeway and Dallas North Tollway which is very convenient. We are happy to be coming to a city that values its economic development partners and where there is literally room to grow.”

Farmers Branch Economic Development Director of the Earth, said John UDES fits with the business community. “Since the Fortune 500 to emerging companies, have major facilities in Farmers Branch, ranging from regional offices to the headquarters of the world,” he said. “We are pleased to a rapidly growing technology company as UDES saw the advantages of location and value in Farmers Branch.”

About SoftLayer Technologies
SoftLayer offers best in class, on-demand IT services globally facilities in Dallas, Seattle and Washington, DC. SoftLayer integrates and automates all elements of IT to innovate industry-leading services, including the clouds, dedicated and virtual computing environments, all managed through a single interface. Companies of all sizes benefit from complete control, security, scalability, and manageability of IT solutions. For more information, please visit or call 866.398.7638.

About the City of Farmers Branch
The city of Farmers Branch, with 31,100 residential population and a population of 91,000 jobs during the day, is located on the northwestern border of the City of Dallas. 27 city parks and lush greeenbelts nationally acclaimed role, football award winners, football facilities and baseball and softball complex. The location of the city in the center of the Metroplex, just 15 minutes from both DFW and Love Field, with 2200 hotel rooms within the city, make Farmers Branch, an ideal place for residents and for business. For more information about the city of Farmers Branch, visit or call 972.919.2515.

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