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About IBM SoftLayer

Found in 2005 and acquired by IBM in 2013, SoftLayer that provides fast and secure cloud solutions for Big Data, digital marketing, e-commerce, gaming, private cloud, and reseller hosting. The company was the first in the industry to integrate network-within-a-network topology within a secure, global network where the customer could personalize the use of firewalls and security solutions.

SoftLayer offers a wide range of storage and backup services, including the ability for companies to select the ideal level of security, reliability, and flexibility. Basic storage options allow for built-in index and search to retrieve large amounts of unstructured data including email, invoices, financial records, and more. The tagging, searching, and indexing capabilities provided by SoftLayer make it an optimal choice for long-term storage. More comprehensive storage options like SoftLayer’s EVault Backup give administrators the ability to create a backup schedule and target full system backups or specific files. All backup files are replicated multiple times within SoftLayer’s global storage clusters to immediately restore data in case of drive malfunction. Additionally, SoftLayer’s replicated data minimizes wait time and boosts performance by reducing the demand on any single server.

Businesses looking to protect their data through cloud storage without long-term contracts are attracted to SoftLayer due to its hour-to-hour or month-to-month payment options. Businesses with international branches will benefit from SoftLayer’s 13 different server locations and data security features that are located around the world. Many businesses have reported annual savings by implementing their flexible storage, auto-scaling storage options.

(Last updated on 05/05/2016)

IBM SoftLayer User Reviews

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Sachin V.

PEP Animation Studios

Excellent Services with 100% Support

Ease of Use
Reviewed on October 5, 2015

What do you like best about this product?

I always get support whenever I have a doubt and regarding data privacy, IBM servers are best

What could be improved about this product?

Maintain more support for India as many developers can not talk in English so it will best to cover one more country

What was your main concern about buying this software?

Due to privacy and large data, I choose IBM and I am confident to say that I have taken a wiser decision by choosing IBM

What business problems are you solving? What benefits have you seen?

E-Commerce Websites, it depends on daily clicks but with IBM, all websites are running perfectly without any issue

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