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OVH vs SoftLayer: What are the differences?

OVH: Dedicated infrastructure for your business. Hundreds of new servers are installed in our 12 datacenters everyday. For our clients, this guarantees bare-metal resources accessible in less than an hour, and the liberty to use it to rollout the software of their choice. The many functions available on our dedicated servers allow our clients to manage their infrastructure autonomously; 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.

OVH and SoftLayer can be primarily classified as "Dedicated Cloud Hosting" tools.

Some of the features offered by OVH are:

  • Delivery of servers in less than an hour 24/7/365
  • Full user control
  • Guaranteed bandwidth

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

"Cost effective" is the primary reason why developers consider OVH over the competitors, whereas "Dedicated hardware" was stated as the key factor in picking SoftLayer.

According to the StackShare community, OVH has a broader approval, being mentioned in 66 company stacks & 24 developers stacks; compared to SoftLayer, which is listed in 45 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

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Pros of OVH
Pros of SoftLayer
  • 56
    Cost effective
  • 33
    Dedicated Hardware
  • 28
    DDoS Protection
  • 27
    Unmetered Bandwidth
  • 9
    Fun
  • 6
    SSH root access
  • 4
    ceph
  • 4
    Fast delivery
  • 4
    Low cost
  • 4
    Openstack
  • 4
    Own network
  • 1
    Ip address fail over support
  • 0
    Cons of OVH
  • 24
    Dedicated hardware
  • 17
    Great support
  • 12
    Good pricing
  • 8
    Many upgrades

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    What is OVH?

    OVHcloud is a global cloud provider that specialises in delivering industry-leading performance and cost-effective solutions to better manage, secure, and scale data. The group manages 30 data centres across 12 sites in 4 continents, man

    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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    DigitalOcean
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