Build a bare metal server with your choice of processor(s), hard drive configuration, RAM, port speed, and more.
Select the cores, storage, and RAM you need in your virtual server, and we'll deploy it in 5 to 15 minutes.
Scale your storage infrastructure on demand while controlling your costs with SoftLayer object storage.
When traffic spikes, expand your cloud infrastructure footprint to keep your site running in the fast lane, and spin servers down when the rush subsides. Automatically. With Auto Scale, your environment grows or shrinks on demand to meet your needs in real time.
Identify usage-based or scheduled-based triggers for your cloud environment, and Auto Scale will do the heavy lifting. When one of those triggers is activated, we’ll add or remove the virtual servers you’ve designated. Only pay for the resources you need, when you need them.
Scaling a cloud environment is not a “one size fits all” proposition. Different situations and different workloads require tailor-made solutions to efficiently and adequately grow or shrink.
Sometimes, resource usage spikes are scheduled like clockwork:
In these instances, you can set a schedule-based Auto Scale policy to add additional servers between a designated time slot and designated day.
In other cases, it’s impossible to predict when resource usage will spike:
To prevent your users from experiencing dial-up like speeds, you can set resource-based Auto Scale policies. When bandwidth or CPU utilization on your servers crosses a certain threshold for 10 minutes, you want to spin up additional virtual servers to accommodate the traffic. When traffic eases up, those additional resources are scaled back down, and your environment returns to its regularly scheduled program.
Customize Auto Scale based on your needs so you never lift a finger again to deploy additional or cancel unneeded virtual servers. In the Customer Portal, you’ll complete three simple steps:
Once you save your Auto Scale configuration, your environment will immediately start right sizing itself based on the parameters you set. With Auto Scale, you’ll never exhaust your cloud resources again, and you’ll only pay for the servers you use when you use them.