Just as every job is easier with the right tool, every workload runs better on the right technology. And complex cloud environments can have multiple, widely-ranging workloads. That’s why SoftLayer provides powerful bare metal servers and flexible virtual server instances in a single, seamless platform: The same data centers, one global network of networks, and a single API, Web portal, and account model.
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.
Bare metal servers, also known as dedicated servers, can be fully customized to meet your performance needs. Choose your processor(s), hard drive configuration, RAM, port speed (among a litany of other options) in our shopping cart, and your server will be deployed in your choice of data center in 2-4 hours.