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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

Deploy a fixed-config bare metal or virtual server in minutes. Customize a bare metal server 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.


Bare Metal Servers

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Select an hourly bare metal server configuration with our most-ordered options, and we’ll deploy it in 20-30 minutes. Or fully customize a monthly bare metal server, and we’ll deploy it in 2-4 hours. Monthly bare metal servers also include 500GB of outbound public bandwidth at no additional cost.

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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 12-core architectures
Up to 16 cores per virtual server
(with minimum 2.0+ GHz/core)
Local storage range Up to 36 Drives per server
SSD: 800GB to 1.2TB
25GB to 400GB
Provisioned on SSD in select data centers.*
RAM Up to 3TB Up to 64GB
Public Network
Outbound Bandwidth
500GB FREE with monthly billing
Competitive pricing in all locations
250GB FREE with monthly billing
Competitive pricing in all locations
Public Network
Inbound Bandwidth
FREE FREE
Private Network
All Bandwidth
FREE FREE
Management Network
All Bandwidth
FREE FREE
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
  • CoreOS
  • 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
*For a full list of data centers with virtual server local storage on SSD hardware, visit our Virtual Servers page.

24x7 Support

Help is only a phone call away.

Our dedicated support team is always on call ready to answer any question you have via phone, ticket, or live chat. Should a bare metal or virtual server experience a problem that can’t be resolved with our automated management system, our experienced staff is on-site 24x7 to troubleshoot and fix the problem at no additional cost for all SoftLayer customers.


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Pick Your Processor

Meet your workload's needs with the right CPU resources.

Your workloads will perform best with the right amount of processing power. And since you know better than anyone what your processing needs are, we’ll let you pick the Intel® Xeon®processor for your bare metal server that best meets those demands. See our lineup of Intel® Xeon® processors, or use our processor tool to determine which is best for you.


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