GI completes merger of SoftLayer and The Planet

Merger of two US-based hosting companies SoftLayer and The Planet has been completed, creating a strong competitor to the large hosting provider Rackspace.

The combined company, which will operate under the SoftLayer brand, will serve about 24,000 customers in 110 countries, operating 13 facilities in US and Europe that support about 76,000 servers, according to a GI news release. The company will provide dedicated and managed hosting, cloud-based services and colocation.

The brandname planet will get disappeared soon.

Planet, the word that will be written in history books.