Cloud built to perform.

The cloud isn't a commodity. Virtual servers aren't the same everywhere you go. Try the cloud that was built from the ground up to be the best-in-class cloud solution for your business today.

Higher Performance

No fractional computing "units," over-subscription, or segregated data center regions.

Every cloud server comes with 1:1 virtual to physical resources, with each core 2.0GHz or faster. Built on high-grade hardware and an industry-leading network.

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Better Control

One management system, network, and platform, with one API and portal. Every server, storage solution, and service, securely connected and controlled as if in one rack—no extra networking or virtualization required.

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More Flexibility

The power to customize virtual servers with the core count, total RAM, and storage type and capacity your application requires.

Never again settle for limited configurations and paying for more of one resource or another than you need.

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Quench your thirst for power.

Numbers based on PassMark scores versus similar public cloud commodity servers.

From servers and switches to power strips and cables, every piece of equipment in our data centers is tuned to give you the highest performing cloud computing experience with unparalleled network capabilities.

Our high-speed network provides global access and availability to 13 data centers and 16 additional network points of presence worldwide for the industry’s highest levels of connectivity, lowest levels of latency, and the best overall network performance. So, you’re ahead of the game, before you even deploy your server.

And, when we say you get a full core in your virtual server, we meant it. Every virtual server from SoftLayer, an IBM Company, comes with a guaranteed full 2.0Ghz core. And we allocate all physical resources 1:1, with no over subscriptions. Ever.

Because the way we see it, you’re paying for your own virtual server; not for part of your neighbor’s when they aren’t using it.

SoftLayer’s high performance infrastructure means:

  • Superior connectivity and availability across all data centers
  • Over 2,000 Gbps of connectivity between data centers and points of presence (PoPs)
  • On-demand deployment in your SoftLayer data center of choice, anywhere in the world

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Control freaks welcome.

Automation is one of the advantages that makes SoftLayer, an IBM Company, so unique in the industry.

Every facet of our cloud infrastructure—including dedicated servers, virtual server is, and all of our other services—isn’t just automated, it’s integrated and managed by a single management system for a level of automation no one else in the industry can touch. This quite literally gives you total control of every aspect of your SoftLayer environment via Customer Portal, API, or mobile apps.

So when we hand over control of your system to you, you’ve got direct access to more than 2,200 documented methods across 180 discrete services, executed without any human intermediation, including core functions like server reboots, OS reload, load balancing, and more.

With total access to your entire SoftLayer environment, you’ll be able to:

  • Deploy servers and services on demand
  • Control everything via Web portal, API, and mobile apps
  • Get unlimited bandwidth on the private network

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Customization Options


Customize up to 56 cores. Each server comes with at least one full 2.0GHz core.


Each cloud server comes with at least 1GB of RAM. You can ramp up to 242GB.


Choose up to 1.2TB local or SAN storage for your cloud server.

We offer you the flexibility to create a virtual server customized to the most granular level by controlling the ratio of resources your application needs independent of each other.

Maybe you want to use your virtual server as a Web server. We give you the freedom to load it up with RAM and cores but no storage. Or, if you just want your server to act as quick access storage, you can go bare bones on RAM and cores and load it up with storage.

That means you’ll never have to pay for pre-configured cloud servers with resources you don’t want. Combine that with utility billing, and you’re truly only paying for what you need.

Beyond complete resource customization options, you’ll get to:

  • Choose from public node virtual servers and private node virtual servers
  • Seamlessly integrate with your dedicated infrastructure at SoftLayer, an IBM Company