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SoftLayer provides on-demand IT infrastructure, dedicated servers and cloud resources.

What is SoftLayer?

SoftLayer dedicated servers give you options from entry-level single processor servers to quad proc, hex-core, and even GPU-powered workhorses. They're all deployed in real time via our portal or API.
SoftLayer is a tool in the Dedicated Cloud Hosting category of a tech stack.

Who uses SoftLayer?

49 companies reportedly use SoftLayer in their tech stacks, including WhatsApp, SendGrid, and Tumblr.

49 developers on StackShare have stated that they use SoftLayer.

SoftLayer Integrations

Vagrant, Twilio SendGrid, Compose, StackStorm, and Tutum are some of the popular tools that integrate with SoftLayer. Here's a list of all 15 tools that integrate with SoftLayer.
Pros of SoftLayer
Dedicated hardware
Great support
Good pricing
Many upgrades

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SoftLayer's Features

  • 5TB public outbound bandwidth, standard
  • 100Mbps network uplinks, standard
  • More starting RAM in most servers
  • More starting storage in most servers
  • Reduced RAM upgrade pricing
  • More bandwidth in upgrade packages

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SoftLayer's Followers
60 developers follow SoftLayer to keep up with related blogs and decisions.