Dedicated server package details:

Single Processor - Intel Xeon 5450

Platform:
Operating system pre-installed on the server.
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
CPU:
CPU brand and type of the server.
Intel Xeon 5450 3.0GHz
Disk space:
Amount of storage space available on the server.
250GB
Memory:
Available RAM size on the server.
2GB
Bandwidth:
Internet bandwidth transfer limit.
2000GB
Location:
Physical location of the data center.
USA
Setup:
One-time setup fee the hosting provider charges.
Free
Management:
Whether the hosting provider can manage the server for you.
Unmanaged
SoftLayer
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SoftLayer

Headquartered in Dallas, SoftLayer is the innovation leader in Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed Hosting, and the largest privately hosting company in the world. SoftLayer provides cloud, dedicated, and seamlessly integrated computing environments, leveraging world-class data centers in Dallas, Houston, San Jose, Seattle, and Washington D.C., Singapore and Amsterdam, and network Points of Presence around the globe. SoftLayer automates all elements of its platform, empowering customers with complete control, security, scalability, and ease-of-management via a leading Customer Portal and Open API. The company’s proprietary offerings include the industry’s first Network-Within-a-Network topology for true out-of-band access, providing remote access to all management options.
Company Info:
Company title:
The public name of the company.
SoftLayer Technologies, Inc.
Company description:
A short description of this company.
SoftLayer offers next generation on-demand hosting. The leader in the hardware as a service. Dual core technologies available from Intel and AMD.
Ownership:
Company ownership type.
Privately Held
Revenue:
Estimated annual revenue of this company.
$50 - 100M ($75,000,000 estimated) Ranked 6 at HostMonk
Employees:
Estimated number of employees of this company.
100 - 250 (200 estimated) Ranked 16 at HostMonk
Number of data centers:
Number of data centers this hosting provider maintains.
13
Supported product types:
Hosting package types supported by this provider.
Dedicated server, Cloud hosting
Payment options:
Available payment options supported by this provider.
Credit card, PayPal
Contacts:
Number of public contacts listed at Jigsaw.com.
148 contacts at Jigsaw
Jigsaw company details:
Description of this company available at Jigsaw.com.
In June 2005, ten principals wanted to build a technically superior hosting service for those customers continuing to evolve in their IT needs. Spending months brainstorming ideas and architectures, the team looked to address all the challenges in the current hosted solutions available. SoftLayer was born. While creating and designing a new method of hosting previously unknown, it became clear that numerous systems and technical strategies must be combined to create this new service. Through the use of public and private networks, the foundation of SoftLayer was created - network-within-the-network design. In this design, each server has two network interfaces with each interface connected to a separate fully redundant routed network. With a complex set of systems designed to create an environment that is easily managed from the remote user perspective, the end goal of absolute control in terms of management and administration has been achieved.

Site Info:
Online since:
The date the domain of this site was first registered.
Alexa traffic rank:
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Alexa traffic rank in US:
A measure of the site's popularity in US. The rank is calculated using a combination of average daily visitors and pageviews from users from US over the past 3 months. The site with the highest combination of visitors and pageviews is ranked #1 in US.
Unique monthly visitors:
The Unique Visitors metric only counts a person once no matter how many times they visit a site in a given month. Unique Visitors are typically used to determine how popular a site is.
93,038 (Compete.com) Ranked 15 at HostMonk
Sites linking in:
Average load time:
Median website load time and percent of known sites that are slower.
1.655 Seconds, 57% of the sites are faster Ranked 41 at HostMonk
Contact Info:
Twitter profile:
Name and description of the official Twitter profile of this company.
softLayer (44207 followers)
"SoftLayer provides on-demand IT infrastructure, dedicated servers and cloud resources to customers around the globe. Our motto: Innovate or Die."
Ranked 1 at HostMonk
Address:
Physical address of this company.
6400 International Parkway, Suite 1200, Plano, TX 75093, US
6400 International Parkway, Suite 1200, Plano, TX 75093, US
Phone:
Official phone number of this company.
866.398-7638
Official email:
Official email address of this company.
sales@softlayer.com
Support email:
Support email address of this hosting provider.
support@softlayer.com
Support options:
Available support options this company providers.
Email
Terms of service:
Link to the "Terms of service" page published by this hosting provider.
User Reviews:
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Blog posts
Recent posts from SoftLayer blog:
Vyatta Gateway Appliance vs Vyatta Network OS
Jul 16, 2014
I hear this question almost daily: “What’s the difference between the Vyatta Network OS offered by SoftLayer and the SoftLayer Vyatta Gateway Appliance?” The honest answer is, from a software perspective, nothing. However from a deployment perspective, there are a couple fundamental differences.
London Just Got Cloudier—LON02 is LIVE!
Jul 14, 2014
Summer at SoftLayer is off to a great start. As of today, customers can order SoftLayer servers in our new London data center! This facility is SoftLayer's second data center in Europe (joining Amsterdam in the region), and it's one of the most anticipated facilities we've ever opened.
The Cloud in 100 Years
Jul 01, 2014
Today’s cloud is still in its infancy, with less than 10 years under its belt, yet it has produced some of the most advanced products and solutions known to date. Cloud, in fact, has helped change how the world connects by making information, current events, and communication available globally, at the speed of light.
OpenNebula 4.8: SoftLayer Integration
Jun 30, 2014
In the next month, the team of talented developers at C12G Labs will be rolling out OpenNebula 4.8, and in that release, they will be adding integration with SoftLayer! If you aren't familiar with OpenNebula, it's a full-featured open-source platform designed to bring simplicity to managing private and hybrid cloud environments.
Visualizing a SoftLayer Billing Order
Jun 09, 2014
In my time spent as a data and object modeler, I’ve dealt with both good and bad examples of model visualization. As an IBMer through the Rational acquisition, I have been using modeling tools for a long time. I can appreciate a nice diagram shining a ray of light on an object structure, and abhor a behemoth spaghetti diagram.
Sysadmin Tips and Tricks - Understanding the 'Default Deny' Server Security Principle
Jun 05, 2014
In the desktop world, people tend to feel good about their system’s security when they have the latest anti-virus and anti-spyware installed and keep their applications up-to-date. Those of us who compute for a living know that this is nothing close to resembling a “secure” state. But it’s the best option for non-technical people at this time.
My 5 Favorite Sublime Text 2 Plugins
Jun 03, 2014
I can’t believe that is was only a mere year ago since I learned of Sublime Text 2. I know, I know … where have I been? What kind of developer was I that I didn’t even know of Sublime Text? I’ll take the criticism, as I can honestly say it has been the best text editor I have ever used. It’s extremely fast. I rarely wait for saves, uploads, or syntax highlighting, it keeps up with everything I do and allows me to develop directly from the keyboard. I hardly ever reach for my mouse!
Startups and BBQ – The New Memphis
May 29, 2014
BB King. Elvis. Graceland. Jerry Lee Lewis. Beale Street. Cotton. Shipping. Martin Luther King. Civil Rights on the national stage. All of these things come to mind when you think of Memphis, Tennessee. You can now add one more to that list: Startups. Yep. That’s right. Startups.
The Next Next
May 20, 2014
Last month in Europe, I had a chance to participate is some interesting discussions at The Next Web (TNW) Europe and NEXT Berlin conferences. The discussions centered around where we are on the curve of technology development, what the scene looks like now, and what the future holds.
SoftLayer Security: Questions and Answers
May 08, 2014
When I talk to IBM Business Partners about SoftLayer, one of the most important topics of discussion is security. We ask businesses to trust SoftLayer with their business-critical data, so it’s important that SoftLayer’s physical and network security is as transparent and understandable as possible. After going through the notes I’ve taken in many of these client meetings, I pulled out the ten most frequently asked questions about security, and I’ve compiled answers.
Keyboard Shortcuts in the SoftLayer Customer Portal
May 02, 2014
I’m excited to introduce a new feature in the SoftLayer customer portal: Keyboard shortcuts! Keyboard shortcuts give you quick access to the most commonly used features by simply typing a few characters. For those who prefer never having to reach for the mouse to navigate an application, you should find these handy additions quite helpful. After you log into the Customer Portal, type “?” (shift + forward slash) on any page, and you'll see a full list of available keyboard shortcuts:
New App Release: SoftLayer Mobile for Windows 8.1
May 01, 2014
Today, the SoftLayer development team is launching a new platform accessibility tool for SoftLayer customers who want to easily manage their infrastructure from Windows. We've gotten a great response from the users of SoftLayer Mobile app for Windows Phone, so we turned our attention to creating an app for customers on Windows 8.1: SoftLayer Mobile for Windows 8.1.
The Media Industry is Making the Move to Cloud
Apr 29, 2014
Rumor has it that at the entire rendering of James Cameron’s “Avatar” using 3DFusion required more than 1 petabyte of storage space. This is equivalent to 500 hard drives of 2 terabytes each, or a 32 year-long MP3 file! The computing power behind this would consist of about 34 racks, each with 4 chassis containing 32 machines. All of that adds up to roughly 40,000 processors and 104 terabytes of RAM.
Security: 10 Tips for Hardening a Linux Server
Apr 23, 2014
In light of all the complex and specialized attacks on Internet-facing servers, it’s very important to protect your cloud assets from malicious assailants whose sole purpose is to leach, alter, expose, siphon sensitive data, or even to shut you down. From someone who does a lot of Linux deployments, I like to have handy a Linux template with some extra security policies configured.
Sysadmin Tips and Tricks - Stop Using Root!
Apr 23, 2014
A common mistake newer Linux system administrators make is the overuse of root. It seems so easy! Everything is so much simpler! But in the end, it’s not—and it’s only a matter of time before you wish you had not been so free and easy with your super-user, use. Let me try to convince you.
Deep in the Heart of Te(ch)xas: SXSW 2014
Apr 17, 2014
SXSW 2014 was bigger and crazier than ever. For anyone who has been sleeping under a rock, SXSW is one of the largest, most intense start-up technology, music, and film festivals on the planet. Held in March, SXSW turns Austin, Texas, into the global epicenter of everything (startup) technology.
OpenSSL Heartbleed Update
Apr 14, 2014
On April 7th, the OpenSSL Project released an update to address a serious security flaw (CVE-2014-0160), which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information from process memory via crafted packets that trigger a buffer over-read, as demonstrated by reading private keys, related to d1_both.c and t1_lib.c, aka the Heartbleed bug.
Sprint Accelerator Spices Up Silicon Prairie
Apr 03, 2014
As part of the community development team here at SoftLayer, I get to travel the world and reach into cities to help local, born-on-the-Web communities grow and prosper. Last week, my travels took me (and my rock star team) to Kansas City, where we were invited to mentor startups in the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator powered by TechStars (PBTS).
An Inside Look at IBM Cloud Event 2014 in Hong Kong
Mar 19, 2014
On March 17 in Hong Kong, IBM and SoftLayer successfully concluded the first of many intimate cloud events. IBM Cloud Event 2014 marked the beginning of the $1.2 billion investment committed towards our global expansion plans.
Name Servers: Don't Get Lost in (Domain) Translation
Mar 12, 2014
The Domain Name System (DNS) is vital to keeping the Internet in order and easily accessible. Every byte on the World Wide Web lives in (at least) one specific place on the planet, and it's mapped to that location with an IP address like 66.228.118.53 (IPv4) or 2607:f0d0:4545:3:200:f8ff:fe21:67cf (IPv6). DNS translates the domain names you know and love to the correct IP addresses, so without DNS, you would have to memorize a 32-bit or 128-bit IP address for your favorite websites. Remember the last time your cell phone died? How many phone numbers did you have memorized?
Information sources: Alexa Jigsaw Compete.com