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Single Processor - Intel Xeon Nehalem 5504

Operating system pre-installed on the server.
Windows Server 2008 Standard
CPU brand and type of the server.
Intel Xeon 5504 2.0GHz
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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:
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SoftLayer Technologies, Inc.
Company description:
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SoftLayer offers next generation on-demand hosting. The leader in the hardware as a service. Dual core technologies available from Intel and AMD.
Company ownership type.
Privately Held
Estimated annual revenue of this company.
$50 - 100M ($75,000,000 estimated) Ranked 6 at HostMonk
Estimated number of employees of this company.
100 - 250 (200 estimated) Ranked 16 at HostMonk
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Dedicated server, Cloud hosting
Payment options:
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Credit card, PayPal
Number of public contacts listed at
148 contacts at Jigsaw
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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.

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93,038 ( Ranked 15 at HostMonk
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1.655 Seconds, 57% of the sites are faster Ranked 41 at HostMonk
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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
Physical address of this company.
6400 International Parkway, Suite 1200, Plano, TX 75093, US
6400 International Parkway, Suite 1200, Plano, TX 75093, US
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Blog posts
Recent posts from SoftLayer blog:
Hello, IBM Bluemix!
Jan 27, 2015
Developers, it’s time to stop wasting time with infrastructure setup and focus more on building new applications. IBM Bluemix PaaS provides the building blocks to rapidly develop applications. It’s an ecosystem of services based on Cloud Foundry, an open source project designed to make deploying and scaling an application as simple as possible. Leveraging an existing project like this is a large part of what makes Bluemix so easy to use.
The SLayer Standard
Jan 23, 2015
The week in review. All the IBM Cloud and SoftLayer headlines in one place. IBM: Cloud Revenue Hit $7 Billion in 2014 On Tuesday, IBM announced that its total cloud revenue for fiscal year 2014 hit $7 billion, up 60 percent from the prior-year period.
Asia Startup Series: It's All About Making the Most of Your “Professional Social Life”
Jan 19, 2015
Startups are near and dear to our heart at SoftLayer; just take a look at the Catalyst program. That’s why we are so excited to see the startup scene in Asia growing at a tremendous pace. The fact that venture capitalists are now setting aside funds especially for young technology companies in this part of the world brings to focus the absolute potential of this market.
The SLayer Standard
Jan 16, 2015
The week in review. All the IBM Cloud and SoftLayer headlines in one place. IBM SoftLayer IaaS Stands Up to AWS With Free Support, Networking IBM's SoftLayer IaaS offers low-cost networking and free support, tempting some customers away from AWS.
Hot in 2015: Trends and Predictions
Jan 15, 2015
As cloud technology moves into 2015, the pace of innovation in the cloud space continues to accelerate faster and faster. Being no stranger to innovation ourselves, we’ve got our collective finger on the pulse of what’s up and coming. Here are some trends we see on the horizon for cloud in 2015.
The SLayer Standard
Jan 09, 2015
The week in review. All the IBM and SoftLayer headlines in one place. IBM Bids for Exploding German Cloud Market With Local Data Center IBM opened its first SoftLayer data center in Germany as part a broader effort to reach international markets amid heightened privacy fears.
Three Ways to Enhance Your SoftLayer Portal Account Security
Jan 06, 2015
We’ve recently discussed how to craft strong passwords and offered advice on choosing a password manager, but we haven’t yet touched on multi-factor authentication (MFA), which has been available to our customers for many years now.
SoftLayer Asia Roadshow 2014 ends with a sprint across Greater China
Dec 31, 2014
As 2014 draws to an end, so does the nine-city SoftLayer Asia Roadshow. We concluded our GCG chapter in Taipei on December 18, and I was thrilled to see guests coming to our customer meetups and workshops to learn and share experiences. This tour has helped us get closer to our clients and get a better understanding of the local market challenges and expectations.
Three data centers. One week.
Dec 30, 2014
Launching back-to-back data centers across the world in less than 24 hours is easier said than done. Launching three sites over the Christmas holiday, well, that’s just a Christmas miracle (and a lot of hard work). That’s right. If you haven’t been keeping count, we’ve opened three data centers in the last seven days! Tokyo and Mexico City went live last week on December 22, and Frankfurt started accepting orders on December 29.
Holiday Traditions
Dec 24, 2014
Whether you believe in Santa Claus or not, there’s just something about this time of year that makes us giddy for tradition. For me the holiday season isn’t complete until I’ve watched National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Watching their “fun, old-fashioned family Christmas” turn into a “full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency” has turned into a yearly tradition that helps make my in-laws (and my family for that matter) seem just a little bit more jolly to be around this time of year—who doesn’t have an Aunt Bethany or Cousin Eddie hiding in their family tree somewhere?
Improving Communications for Customer-Affecting Planned Events
Dec 19, 2014
Since posting Improving Communications for Customer-Affecting Events, our developers have been hard at work making the SoftLayer customer portal even better. Initially, as discussed in the previous post, we released functionality that allows us to more rapidly communicate with customers about unplanned events such as infrastructure troubles or outages. The tool also allows customers to read and follow updates.
Does physical location matter “in the cloud”?
Dec 17, 2014
By now everyone understands that the cloud is indeed a place on Earth, but there still seems to be confusion around why global expansion by way of adding data centers is such a big deal. After all, if data is stored “in the cloud,” why wouldn’t adding more servers in our existing data centers suffice? Well, there’s a much more significant reason for adding more data centers than just being able to host more data.
SoftLayer in 2014
Dec 15, 2014
As 2014 comes to a close, we’re reflecting on another exciting year: our proudest moments, smartest innovations, and continued growth. It’s been an incredible year being part of IBM, and we continue to broaden our reach while adding new capabilities to our portfolio of cloud services.
Asia Startup Series: Event Planning Goes the Way of the Cloud
Dec 12, 2014
Startups are near and dear to our heart at SoftLayer; just take a look at the Catalyst program. That’s why we are so excited to see the startup scene in Asia growing at a tremendous pace. The fact that venture capitalists are now setting aside funds especially for young technology companies in this part of the world brings to focus the absolute potential of this market.
Password Managers: One Password To Rule Them All
Dec 10, 2014
From banking to social media to gaming, the amount of accounts we have today is growing out of control. Let’s be honest—it’s easy to use the same password or a variation of the same password for all online accounts, but if a hacker can break one of those passwords, they are one step closer to hacking every account. Who really has the memory to store all those passwords anyway? That’s where a password manager can help. It controls access by storing (online or locally) every password in an encrypted file that is only accessible by one strong master password.
Advice from the Catalyst Team: Pitching Like George Lucas
Dec 04, 2014
SoftLayer’s Catalyst team hears startup pitches constantly. We support more than 50 accelerator programs in the Global Accelerator Network, the TechStars programs, five hundred startups, and more. We hold office hours, offer pitch practice, and attend demo days—in short, we hear a lot of pitches.
The Dallas Startup Scene – It’s Hot and Getting HOTTER!
Dec 02, 2014
Dallas came into existence prior to the country of Texas being admitted into the United States. From its early origins, Dallas prided itself on being on the cutting edge of business. When the railroads began crisscrossing the country to take people north and south and east and west, Dallas quickly positioned itself as the center of activity—no railroad company could pass that up.
Auto Scale Your Holiday Season
Nov 24, 2014
‘Tis the season for holiday shopping, but is your online business ready to handle the rush?
Beijing Readies for SoftLayer Events
Nov 20, 2014
To get in touch with our customers in China, we have planned a series of activities in Beijing. From hands-on workshops to large conferences, we have something for everyone.
Your Direct Link into the SoftLayer Cloud
Nov 18, 2014
Remember the days when cellular companies charged additional fees for calls placed during peak hours or for text messages that exceeded your plan? The good news is those days are pretty much over for cellular services thanks to unlimited text and data plans. The bad news is there are cloud and hosting providers who adhere to those same old billing practices of charging customers for every single communication their severs send or receive.
Information sources: Alexa Jigsaw