You choose Riak when you want a flexible, fault-tolerant, distributed, ops-friendly big data environment. You choose to host Riak on SoftLayer when you want it to perform consistently at peak performance.
When your focus is on generating, analyzing, and storing a huge volume of data, you shouldn't have to worry about whether your infrastructure will be able to keep up with your business.
In partnership with Basho, SoftLayer engineers developed base bare metal server configurations that feature the ideal ratios of processing power, RAM, and storage, with Riak installed on CentOS. Your entire environment can be configured, ordered, and provisioned with only a few clicks in about two hours, and billed by the month or by the year with no long-term contracts.