One platform. Endless possibilities.
Virtual or bare metal. Public or private. All deployed in real time.
Our unified platform gives you cloud computing any way you want it, deployed on demand, billed hour-to-hour or month-to-month, with a single pane of glass for systems management (one portal; one API).
It's cloud without compromise.
We've wired it all together through a secure, global private network, with data centers and network points-of-presence in the United States, Asia, and Europe. 2,000 Gbps of connectivity between data centers. High-performance CDN for optimized content delivery. Redundant Tier-1 carriers to every facility for the fastest experience.
It's integrated in the industry's first network-within-a-network topology—combining public, private, and out-of-band management—for unparalleled performance, security, and control.
Standardized. Modular. Integrated. So you can deploy an application architecture designed precisely for your needs, with infrastructure control built in.
Deploy a global footprint of cloud computing instances for your Web tier, distribute high-performance physical clusters for your big data infrastructure. Seamlessly connect virtual and bare metal, SAN and NAS, our searchable object storage solution, and protect it with your option of choice from a suite of firewalls and information security solutions. Even configure a private cloud online and we'll hand you the keys in as few as two hours.
If you have the idea, we have the infrastructure. Build the future on SoftLayer.
Having the best performance means more than getting the highest processing speed. We tune our entire platform (and every service we offer) to give you the industry's widest range of computing and storage options and unparalleled network capabilities—and get it to you when you need it, for as long you want it.
If you want power, we've got it. High-performance bare metal, from entry-level single processor servers to quad processor, octo-core powerhouses, and GPU-powered high-performance computing nodes. Lightning fast SSD storage options for the highest levels of I/O.
A high-speed global network for worldwide access and availability. Processing and network performance in the industry at price/performance levels we'll put up against anyone's.
And our delivery model performs at the same high level. All our services deploy in real-time with no lengthy commitments. Bare metal as well as public cloud.
Who said the cloud is only virtual?
Automation & Control
Open up most clouds and you might discover human beings are behind it rather than technology. That's the wrong answer—people just don't scale at Internet speed. So we automated everything in our data centers. Everything. Then we built an API on top of it. And a then a portal on top of that.
That lets our service offering scale at a higher level too. Every facet of our operations is not just automated, it's integrated into a single proprietary management system. Bare metal and virtual—all on one network and one control plane. So when we add services to our portfolio or you add services to your environment, it all connects in the same way, to the same backend, with API access to more than 2,000 command and control functions.
With that, we can provide a level of automation and control others can't touch. You can deploy servers, configure network settings, reload software, all remotely and at the touch of a button. We support the use of REST, SOAP and XML-RPC interfaces and as an open, standards-based platform, can fully integrate with any third-party or custom application, allowing you to eliminate layers of management, build auto-scaling applications and radically simplify your operations.
Flexibility & Choice
Scalability isn't merely the ability to grow. It's the flexibility to start with what you want, grow however you need, and adjust whenever you choose.
That's why we have such a wide range of options in every category—computing, storage, and networking.
But moreover, it's why every service we provide is available in real time without minimum commitments and lengthy contracts. After all, "pay-as-you-go" and "two-year-minimum" are mutually exclusive.
And to top it off, it's why we leverage our advantages in automation to provide innovative technologies that let you pick the right technology for today while preserving the ability to easily move to a different solution later. Like our Flex Images™ provisioning system that provides cross-platform image-based deployment. You can deploy on cloud instances, move to bare metal servers and back again as your needs evolve, and experience real-time cloning and image-based backup even with physical servers.