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With data centers and network points of presence worldwide—all connected by a high-speed private network—your cloud is available when and where you want it. See for yourself. Try a virtual server for FREE for one month.*

Higher Performance

Customize your cloud server’s configuration and get the flexibility you need and the high performance power you want. Choose multi-tenant or single-tenant, local or SAN storage, by the hour or month.

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Seamless Integration

With bare metal servers and virtual servers integrated in a seamless, fully-automated platform to optimize performance and management, you can blur the lines between physical and virtual and move ideas into reality.

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Features & Services

You don’t have to wait around to see the benefits of a SoftLayer virtual server. It can be online in 5-15 minutes loaded with one of the industry’s best comprehensive set of features and services at no additional cost.

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Quench your thirst for power.

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

Meet your work demands with the right performance solutions.

Add additional resources in a virtual environment in a fraction of the time of physical devices. Customize your cloud server’s configuration of computing cores, RAM, and storage.

Store the way you want.

Deploy SoftLayer virtual servers with primary storage based on local disk or Storage Area Network (SAN) and with portable storage volumes as secondary storage. Whether your application needs higher disk I/O, resiliency, or long-term flexibility, you can match your virtual server’s storage to its application.

Control who’s on the list.

SoftLayer virtual servers are available on public or private nodes of our public cloud. Deploy a public node virtual server for workloads suited to a multi-tenant environment. Or choose a private node and your virtual server will be deployed on a host server dedicated to you, giving you the ability to consume all of the node’s hardware resources if and when your needs grow.

Add a bare metal server to your virtual world.

SoftLayer bare metal servers provide the raw horsepower you demand for your processor-intensive and disk I/O-intensive workloads. These servers come with the most complete package of standard features and services.

Configure your server to your exact specifications via our portal or API and deploy in real time to any SoftLayer data center—other cloud servers dream of this kind of speed, power, and flexibility.

Integrate innovative features and services.

Customization Options


Customize up to 32 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 48GB.


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

All virtual servers come with a comprehensive set of features and services—one of the industry’s best. With these features included at no additional cost, you can accelerate deployment and optimize your total cost of operations.

  • Network—an extensive catalog of network-related services to control traffic to and from your infrastructure
  • Security/Compliance—solutions to help you create a comprehensive security strategy (physical and operational; network; system, application, and data security)
  • Support—all SoftLayer support resources are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Developer Tools—hardware and software solutions to help you build your vision
  • System Management—management services that meet your business needs from DIY tools to a dedicated team
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* Offer valid for new customers on one virtual server (public node) in any SoftLayer data center excluding DAL01, for one calendar month. Valid credit card required for authorization. Card will be charged for additional months of service if server is not cancelled within one month of activation.