Top 4 IBM SoftLayer alternatives

Last updated: September 26, 2014
IBM SoftLayer
SoftLayer gives you the highest performing cloud infrastructure available. One platform that takes data centers around the world that are full of the widest range of cloud computing options, and then integrates and automates everything.

The best IBM SoftLayer alternatives:

Amazon Web Services

IBM Cloud

Microsoft Azure


Latest news about IBM SoftLayer

2014. IBM SoftLayer attracts startups from Amazon Web Services, Rackspace

IBM wants to make its SoftLayer platform as a service a viable, economical option to Amazon Web Services, Rackspace and others. And it’s touting a couple customer wins as proof points for SoftLayer momentum: MutualMind, which helps businesses monitor customers’ social networking interactions, and Vivocha, a customer engagement SaaS product. One big selling point is that SoftLayer offers free private networking across all its data centers, which is unique, according to Server Density CEO David Mytton. That can result in significant savings for growing companies. But still IBM has a long row to hoe to wean significant numbers of startups off of AWS and Rackspace.  Amazon, in particular, grew with the startups that flocked to it for the last seven years, and for every IBM case study, AWS probably has two dozen. But IBM Softlayer does have its advantages, including the aforementioned hybrid infrastructure, a mature set of products and credibility in running large-scale workloads.