SoftLayer vs. Rackspace OnMetal

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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.

What is Rackspace OnMetal?

OnMetal servers are single-tenant, bare-metal servers provisioned via the same OpenStack API as our cloud. They can be spun up as quickly as VMs to offer the agility of multi-tenant environments with the performance of single-tenant hardware. OnMetal servers are our own design and are engineered in a highly opinionated way. We’ve made them 100 percent solid-state with external cooling, leading to increased mean time between failures (MTBF). They are also incredibly large, so you’ll need fewer of them.

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45 companies on StackShare use SoftLayer
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What are some alternatives to SoftLayer and Rackspace OnMetal?

  • OVH - Dedicated infrastructure for your business
  • Hetzner Online AG - Dedicated Hosting and Colocation Racks
  • SingleHop - Enterprise-class, name-brand dedicated servers
  • WiredTree - Fully Managed and Monitored VPS & Dedicated Servers from the Cloud

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