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Amazon VPC vs SoftLayer: What are the differences?

Amazon VPC: Provision a logically isolated section of the AWS Cloud and launch AWS resources in a virtual network that you define. You have complete control over your virtual networking environment, including selection of your own IP address range, creation of subnets, and configuration of route tables and network gateways. You can easily customize the network configuration for your Amazon VPC; SoftLayer: SoftLayer provides on-demand IT infrastructure, dedicated servers and cloud resources. 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.

Amazon VPC and SoftLayer are primarily classified as "Virtual Private Cloud" and "Dedicated Cloud Hosting" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Amazon VPC are:

  • Create an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud on AWS's scalable infrastructure, and specify its private IP address range from any range you choose.
  • Divide your VPC’s private IP address range into one or more public or private subnets to facilitate running applications and services in your VPC.
  • Control inbound and outbound access to and from individual subnets using network access control lists.

On the other hand, SoftLayer provides the following key features:

  • 5TB public outbound bandwidth, standard
  • 100Mbps network uplinks, standard
  • More starting RAM in most servers

"Secure" is the primary reason why developers consider Amazon VPC over the competitors, whereas "Dedicated hardware" was stated as the key factor in picking SoftLayer.

New Relic, hike, and Poll Everywhere are some of the popular companies that use Amazon VPC, whereas SoftLayer is used by SendGrid, Keen, and Tumblr. Amazon VPC has a broader approval, being mentioned in 298 company stacks & 76 developers stacks; compared to SoftLayer, which is listed in 45 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

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  • 6
    Flexible, good isolation, various connectivity options
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  • 17
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  • 12
    Good pricing
  • 8
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What is Amazon VPC?

You have complete control over your virtual networking environment, including selection of your own IP address range, creation of subnets, and configuration of route tables and network gateways. You can easily customize the network configuration for your Amazon VPC.

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.

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OpenStack
OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface.
OpenVPN
It provides flexible VPN solutions to secure your data communications, whether it's for Internet privacy, remote access for employees, securing IoT, or for networking Cloud data centers. Our VPN Server software solution can be deployed on-premises using standard servers or virtual appliances, or on the cloud.
Tailscale
It connect all your devices using WireGuard, without the hassle. Create a secure network between your servers, computers, and cloud instances. Even when separated by firewalls or subnets, Tailscale just works. It makes it as easy as installing an app and signing in.
WebSupport VPS
Launch a virtual private server with just a few clicks. Fast SSDs for optimal performance. High availability for your business. Cloud solution that grows with you.
Google Cloud VPC
It provides networking functionality to Compute Engine virtual machine (VM) instances, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) containers, and the App Engine flexible environment. VPC provides networking for your cloud-based services that is global, scalable, and flexible.
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