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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Gaming Solutions

Power up.

Gamers expect fast development cycles, no-lag game play, and a flawless overall user experience. Game developers and publishers need infrastructure with performance, scalability, and high availability.

The SoftLayer platform offers unique advantages for gaming companies looking for high performance, fast scalability, and better overall control of their environments.

Higher Performance

Whether you're developing a brand new game or just adding more powerful servers to increase performance for end users, we have servers that can meet the most rigorous demands of development, testing, and production cycles. SoftLayer delivers a higher level of performance, including on-demand deployment of fully customizable bare metal servers (with dedicated servers ranging from four to 16 cores) and virtual servers (with a guaranteed full 2.0Ghz core and no over-subscriptions).

Higher Scalability

Online and mobile games are notorious for sky-rocketing into popularity overnight. You can plan for this to some extent, but more often than not, companies still find themselves needing to spin up servers to meet increased demand in real time. All SoftLayer servers and services are available in real-time via our portal or API. That means you can get automated deployment of virtual servers (in as few as five minutes), bare metal servers (in two to four hours), firewalls, load balancers, and more, whenever you need them. Most of our servers and services are billed by the hour or by the month with no long-term contracts, so you can scale up and down as you need and only pay for what you use.

Exceptional Network Performance

To keep gamers happy and on a level playing field, you'll need to ensure that lag time isn't an issue in your game. With data centers and network points of presence, you'll be able to get content closer to end users as fast as possible. But beyond just preventing lag time, SoftLayer's unique triple network architecture integrates our public, private, and data center- to- data center networks. The public network features more than 20 x 10Gbps connections, and offers unmetered inbound traffic, ensuring fast game play for all users. Our proprietary private network design provides secure out-of-band management via VPN, providing safe and direct access to your SoftLayer environment. With our data center- to- data center network your geographically located servers can communicate for free and with low latency.

Total Flexibility & Control

Create development and production environments without compromising. You have complete freedom to choose the technology that best fits your needs. Deploy a bare metal server, and if your needs change, use our Flex Images technology to clone an image of it onto virtual servers. Control it all via our robust API, Command Line Interface, easy-to-use Web portal, or mobile apps for iOS, Android, or Windows Phone.

Create Your Own Gaming Solution

No two gaming infrastructure solutions are the same. SoftLayer allows you to design (and only pay for) the infrastructure your that solution requires. Here are some of the typical components you’ll find in many gaming infrastructure solutions.

Load Balancing

Increase application or site availability and performance by distributing traffic across local or globally diverse resources.

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Database Servers

Customizing RAM and CPU configurations on dedicated servers delivers optimal I/O speeds for specific database applications.

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Application Servers

Power applications with robust physical dedicated servers for fast response times.

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Web Servers

Scale virtual cloud servers on-demand to meet site load requirements during traffic spikes.

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Cache Server

Accelerate data access with virtual cloud servers to reduce bandwidth demand, and access content such as rich media offline.

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Content Delivery Network

Put content on 24 nodes throughout the cloud, keeping it closer to end users to minimize the distance the data has to travel

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Hardware Firewall

Increase application or site availability and performance by distributing traffic across local or globally diverse resources.Protect servers from malicious activity with high-grade firewalls provisioned on demand.

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Object Storage

Tag, store, and find data in a robust, infinitely scalable object storage solution with built-in search and CDN integration. Learn more about Object Storage.

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