Bare Metal Servers

Build a bare metal server with your choice of processor(s), hard drive configuration, RAM, port speed, and more.

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Virtual Servers

Select the cores, storage, and RAM you need in your virtual server, and we'll deploy it in 5 to 15 minutes.

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Cloud Storage

Scale your storage infrastructure on demand while controlling your costs with SoftLayer object storage.

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Built to Order

Big data solutions, built from scratch.

Some customers prefer to configure their big data infrastructures from the ground up. If that’s you, you’re in the right place. SoftLayer has the servers and services you need to do just that.

Create a custom big data infrastructure solution at SoftLayer, and your application can leverage the exact amount of performance and scalability you want from our servers and advanced network.


Choose from bare metal or virtual servers, ready to configure with the memory and storage options ideal for your solution. Use bare metal or virtual servers as management servers, storage servers, processing servers, and more.

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Seamlessly integrate or geographically diversify your big data nodes, clusters, or shards around the world.

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Handle large workloads and data volumes by scaling out on demand. Add new hardware with the latest processors without having to reconfigure your solution. Expand storage capacity as you need it

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Install the software of your choosing. We have options for MongoDB, Riak, and Cloudera Hadoop that can be installed prior to deployment, or you can install your software of choice whenever you like.

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Want to know how our advantages give your big data the best solution? Chat with us