There’s Nothing “Soft” About This Cloud Heavyweight
It’s time to consider SoftLayer. Your organization has heavy, complex workloads that may spike in certain seasons, and your business success demands high security and availability. Sound familiar? You may view that description as an anti-cloud statement, but in fact, you should view it as the number one reason to utilize cloud technology.
SoftLayer, has upped their game in terms of offering cloud options that help companies stay competitive and reduce expenses. SoftLayer has taken a unique and innovative approach to architecting and automating its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution that has resulted in a number of benefits for its users with heavy, complex workloads.
SoftLayer and VMware
A preferred cloud platform for VMware, IBM Cloud, paired with the best-in-class SoftLayer infrastructure, provides a global cloud platform to build, manage, and get total control over your own cloud.
VMware’s industry-leading virtualization and hybrid cloud management solutions allows you to streamline your cloud while SoftLayer provides a scalable, secure, high-performance platform.
Features of IaaS from SoftLayer:
- Highly flexible architecture
- One integrated platform for public cloud servers, private clouds, bare metal servers
- Unified systems management and API
- Technology-neutral platform
- Support for broad range of operating systems and virtualization platforms
- Build hybrid, distributed, high-performance architectures and manage from a single pane of glass
- Pay by the hour or the month for a truly variable IT operations model
Scalability and Power
For organizations with heavy, complex workloads that need to scale occasionally, SoftLayer’s hybrid cloud is particularly valuable. With the hybrid cloud, an organization utilizes its private cloud until workloads spike, triggering a “cloud burst.” Cloud bursting is an application deployment model in which an application runs in a private cloud or data center and bursts into a public cloud when the demand for computing capacity spikes. The advantage of this hybrid cloud deployment is that an organization only pays for extra compute resources when they are needed.
Your cloud infrastructure needs to keep up with your application’s performance demands. The SoftLayer infrastructure is built for massive functionality, using SAN and enterprise-class disks that support huge amounts of data. SoftLayer uses true enterprise-class hardware backed by a proven brand (Supermicro). As a result, SoftLayer offers more power, more storage and more functionality. A 2015 report by Principled Technologies reports that SoftLayer’s bare metal servers outperform the competition up to 8.7x. Isn’t that the power you need?
Flagship Solutions Group’s technical expertise and experience in cloud computing, combined with the top performing SoftLayer cloud solution, gives you the power you need to run your business to the max. In addition, Flagship’s Infralytics solution adds even more power via the knowledge that is obtained through Infralytics (Infrastructure + analytics). Infralytics provides a customized dashboard that delivers visibility into the health of your virtual and physical infrastructures. It gives you the “big picture” understanding that will help you avoid issues that you may not have been aware of otherwise.
Schedule a consultation today to learn more about how Flagship and SoftLayer can do the heavy lifting for your business.
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