SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. Our customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
Products and services include bare metal and virtual servers, networking, turnkey big data solutions, private cloud solutions, and more. Our unique advantages include the industry's first Network-Within-a-Network topology for true out-of-band access, and an easy-to-use customer portal and robust API for full remote-access of all product and service management options.
SoftLayer was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. We were acquired by IBM in July, 2013.
The platform built to perform.
Cloud is not a commodity. And no matter what you call it, computing doesn’t come out of the sky. It comes from physical hardware inside brick and mortar facilities connected by hundreds of miles of networking cable. And no two clouds are built the same way.
SoftLayer gives you the highest performing cloud infrastructure available. One platform that takes data centers around the world that are full of the widest range of cloud computing options, and then integrates and automates everything.
High performance gear. All services in all locations.
We’ve filled our global data centers with first class computing, storage, and networking gear. Each location is built, outfitted, and operated the same, so you get the exact same capabilities and availability anywhere in our footprint.
Fast, resilient, and seamless around the world.
Our data centers are connected by the industry’s most advanced network within a network, which integrates distinct public, private, and internal management networks to deliver lower total networking costs, better access, and higher speed. 2Tbps between locations. Less than 40ms of latency into the private network from locations around the world.
All services in a single management system. All API-driven.
Our data centers and network share a single, proprietary management system. One tool that ties together and lets you control everything—every bare metal server, virtual server, storage device, you name it—in a single pane of glass. All accessible by API, portal, and mobile applications.
Direct access to assistance, advice, and knowledge.
The most powerful infrastructure on the most powerful cloud platform should also include the best support in the industry. Our technical support team, data center operations staff and our certified engineers are on-site 24x7 and are available via ticket, live chat, or phone when you need to speak with someone directly at no additional cost to you.
Competitive Total Cost of Ownership
Delivering better performance and lower costs than on-premises IT.
Moving your IT infrastructure onto the SoftLayer platform may save thousands in capital expenditures and operating expenses. Use our Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) tool to configure the infrastructure you need, and compare costs of SoftLayer with the costs of traditional on-premises implementations.