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Most Popular SoftLayer White Papers

  1. Better Public Cloud Performance with SoftLayer

    SoftLayer bare metal servers deliver up to 8.7x the performance than what the competition offers customers and up to 440.4 percent more performance per cost. View the test results for yourself.

  2. The Truth about Cloud Price-Performance

    Learn how misperceptions about service costs can derail your cloud strategy, and compare the cloud price-performance of SoftLayer against competitors’ cloud services for different workloads.

  3. Better Big Data on Bare Metal

    Big data workloads require significant compute power. Learn how virtual servers stack up against SoftLayer bare metal servers in performance and consistency.

  1. The Importance of Physical Location in the Cloud

    While cloud workloads are considered location-agnostic, where you provision your cloud infrastructure can play a significant role in determining your application's performance.

  2. Protecting Your Cloud

    Small, seemingly innocuous gaps in security coverage can put everything at risk including data, customer information, uptime, and potentially your organizations reputation.

  3. Forrester Report - Bare Metal as Cloud

    Forrester Research compares virtualized cloud services to bare metal cloud infrastructure and provides guidance for cloud users.


All SoftLayer White Papers

  • Better Public Cloud Performance with SoftLayer

    SoftLayer bare metal servers deliver up to 8.7x the performance than what the competition offers customers and up to 440.4 percent more performance per cost. View the test results for yourself.

  • Better Big Data on Bare Metal

    Big data workloads require significant compute power. Learn how virtual servers stack up against SoftLayer bare metal servers in performance and consistency.

  • Cloud for Startups

    All startups face the same challenge: Selecting suitable resources for workloads and applications from unique cloud providers. This white paper compares SoftLayer against competitors.

  • Cloud Is More Than Just Compute Power

    Bare metal and virtual servers deliver compute power on demand, and they can be supplemented with security, storage, and networking resources in the cloud.

  • Forrester Report - Bare Metal as Cloud

    Forrester Research compares virtualized cloud services to bare metal cloud infrastructure and provides guidance for cloud users.

  • From a Startup to a Global Player

    Startups need to meet changing market demands and capitalize on expansion opportunities to ensure growth. When it comes to building a startup in the cloud, this paper provides tips that will help you along your journey.

  • The Importance of Physical Location in the Cloud

    While cloud workloads are considered location-agnostic, where you provision your cloud infrastructure can play a significant role in determining your application's performance.

  • Protecting Your Cloud

    Small, seemingly innocuous gaps in security coverage can put everything at risk including data, customer information, uptime, and potentially your organizations reputation. Learn how SoftLayer effectively addresses these threats and fears.

  • The Truth about Cloud Price-Performance

    Learn how misperceptions about service costs can derail your cloud strategy, and compare the cloud price-performance of SoftLayer against competitors’ cloud services for different workloads.