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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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 with 24x7 expert support included.



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

Starting at

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 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
SSD: 200GB to 1.2TB
25GB to 400GB

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
  • 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


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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