3.8 out of 5.0 (6 ratings)
6 Verified Reviews

SoftLayer

Became stagnant and stodgy after IBM acquisition

No longer innovative and agile after IBM acquisition. Limited services compared to other providers. Difficulty providing required infrastructure due to vendor capacity constraints.

SoftLayer

Softlayer has maturity - but there is more to what meets the eye.

IBM Softlayer is a solid platform for supporting multiple types of workloads. The following are the postitves: 1. They have a solid capability to provision physical workloads just like cloud workloads 2. You have the ability to leverage the backhaul between datacenters for free 3. Good support and partnership There are some challenges and limitations to consider: 1. VLANs supported (depending on the number of physical hosts) you will have a 10:1 limitation (negotiated) 2. Networking limitations on brining your own IP 3. The ability to get a solid solution for products such as netbond or direct link is very limited

SoftLayer

Private cloud and managed service with one vendor

Very flexible offering.

SoftLayer

Strong SoftLayer team expertise.

Our experience overall was positive when it came to the original softlayer team. They were using more mainstream technologies than those IBM team would be familiar with. The knowledge and skills of the softlayer team was also much better than IBM team members. Additionally our evaluation showed that Softlayer did not have the full complement of technologies compared to AWS or Microsoft, but what they did provide was done very well.

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implementation was easy.

good to have experience.

SoftLayer

Integration with Active directory was not easy as expected.

Had difficulties with AD integration.