Cloud Servers

All computing options. One platform. That’s cloud without compromise.

Complex cloud environments can have multiple, widely-ranging workloads. That’s why SoftLayer provides powerful bare metal servers and flexible virtual servers in a single, seamless platform.

As you expect with virtual cloud servers (but rarely with bare metal), it’s all on demand and billed on monthly or hourly terms. No long-term commitments. Complete infrastructure control.



On Demand

A virtual server can be online in 5–15 minutes. A bare metal server can be provisioned in 2–4 hours.

Flexible

Move images between bare metal and virtual servers with our automated Flex Images technology.

Integrated

All services are integrated on a single platform to optimize performance and management.



Compare SoftLayer Bare Metal and Virtual Servers


 
Bare Metal Servers
Virtual Servers


Tenancy
Single
Single & Multi


Billing
Hourly & Monthly
Hourly & Monthly


Configuration options
All hardware resources
Core count, RAM, and storage


Computing power
From single processor 4-core architectures to quad-processor 8-core architectures
Up to 16 cores per virtual server (With minimum 2.0+ GHz/core)


Local storage range
Up to 36 Drives per server
SATA: 500GB to 4TB
SCSI: 73GB to 600GB
SSD: 32GB to 800GB
25GB to 400GB


Included monthly bandwidth
20TB
5TB


Chat and phone support
24x7
24x7


Available operating systems
  • CentOS
  • CloudLinux
  • Debian GNU/Linux
  • FreeBSD
  • Ubuntu Linux
  • Microsoft Windows Server
  • Citrix Xenserver
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • VMware ESXi
  • Vyatta
  • Parallels
  • CentOS
  • CloudLinux
  • Debian GNU/Linux
  • Ubuntu Linux
  • Microsoft Windows Server
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Vyatta


Ideal workloads
Data-intensive workloads that prioritize performance and reliability
Highly variable workloads that prioritize flexibility and scalability