Originally Posted by boond0cksaint
UK2 Group owns SoftLayer where ATS is hosted.
You got it wrong on your first jerk-of-the-knee.
UK2 Group does not own SoftLayer. In the press release you linked, the CEO of SoftLayer says, "Customers like UK2 Group are exactly who we had in mind when we began planning our network expansion. It's gratifying to see it help bring them great results, (said Lance Crosby, Chief Executive Officer of SoftLayer)."
SoftLayer (after their merger with The Planet) is simply the largest cost-effective provider of high-end leased dedicated servers. And we use dedicated servers instead of "cloud based computing" because of the more plausible concerns over security and "back doors" in the cloud.