Rack Space vs. Soft Layer - Jun 2019

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Rack Space (rackspace.com) has been added on Jun 01, 2005 and last updated on Sep 01, 2018.
Soft Layer (softlayer.com) has been added on Jan 30, 2007 and last updated on Jan 23, 2019.

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rackspace.com logo!
Total Reviews: 9
Average Rating: 3 / 10
Good Reviews: 2
Bad Reviews: 7
Official Responses: 0
3 / 10VISIT WEBSITE
9 user reviews
softlayer.com logo!
Total Reviews: 1
Average Rating: 1 / 10
Good Reviews: 0
Bad Reviews: 1
Official Responses: 0
1 / 10VISIT WEBSITE
1 user reviews
 
1 Fanatical Place City of Windcrest
San Antonio, TX 78218
US
14001 North Dallas Parkway, Suite M100
Dallas, TX 75240
US
Emailsales@r...sales@s...
Phone(210) 312-4000, Fax: (210) 892-4329866.398.7638
RanksAlexa Rating4,046▲20 (lower is better)
Domains163,453▼-2534 (higher is better)
Alexa Rank in US 1,283
Alexa Rating52,869▲3,382 (lower is better)
Domains39,567▼-342 (higher is better)
Alexa Rank in JP 14,264
Languages nl-NL en-AU en-GB de-AT de-DE de-CH pt-BR es-AR es-CL es-CO es-MX es-PE es-VEen
InfoThe “managed cloud” company, offering deep expertise across the leading clouds combined with managed security
Not only do we operate clouds, we invented OpenStack®, a cloud we now run at massive scale (1 billion server hours and counting)

We Offer:
Best practices based on helping thousands of customers in 150+ countries tap into the promise of the cloud
An army of certified experts, with more than 3,000 cloud engineers supporting our customers across 10 global data [...]
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NOTE: By 2018, SoftLayer was renamed to IBM Cloud and almost fully redirected to https://www.ibm.com/cloud/ (except few pages and logo)
Full list of new products from IBM: https://cloud.ibm.com/catalog

SoftLayer, (an IBM Company) provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. Our customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.

Products and services include bare metal and virtual servers, [...]
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EstablishedAugust, 1998May, 2005
Site speedAverage, load time 2.5 seconds 34% sites are slower
SEO Links count 5,111
Slow, load time 3.9 seconds 15% sites are slower
SEO Links count 2,001
Social Media
Social Media
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rackspace.com Iconrackspace
Started from: March, 2009
  • Tweets: 32,864
  • Followers: 112,145
  • Friends: 2,390
  • Last activity: Jun 19, 2019
softlayer.com IconIBMcloud
Started from: October, 2010
  • Tweets: 37,804
  • Followers: 174,632
  • Friends: 3,287
  • Last activity: Jun 24, 2019
rackspace.com IconRackspace
  • Likes:120,749
  • People talking about them: 161
  • Last activity: May 28, 2019
softlayer.com IconIBM Cloud
  • Likes:1
  • People talking about them: 0
  • Last activity: Apr 12, 2019
Rackspace, the #1 managed cloud company
  • Followers:66,386
  • Entity type: Public Company
  • Founded: 1998
  • Employee Count: 5001-10000
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
SoftLayer, an IBM Company
  • Followers:17,303
  • Entity type: Public Company
  • Founded: 2005
  • Employee Count: 501-1000
  • Industry: Internet
Rack Space Blog
  • Blog Posts:232
  • Blog added on: Feb, 2014
  • Last written post: May 10, 2019
Soft Layer Blog
  • Blog Posts:989
  • Blog added on: Feb, 2012
  • Language: en-US
  • Last written post: May 7, 2019
Dedicated Hosting - 1/7
Plan NameCustom [Linux/Windows]POWER8 C812L-S [Windows]
Priceon request$ 1,092.00/mo.
Disk Spaceunlimited SSD1000 GB
Data Transferunmeteredunmetered
Hosted domainsunlimitedunlimited
Free Domain00
CPUE5-4600 v38 Cores, 3.86 GHz
Dedicated IPs10
Control Panel
Server LocationUnited States
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Fully Managed Dedicated Server Hosting

Three Benefits of Bare Metal Dedicated Servers
Security and Control
High Performance Compute
Cloud-ready and Scalable


Options to Customize Your Server
Processors 7th Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processor - Silver, Gold, Platinum
Memory up to 3TB of [...]
INFO (mouse over)8 Cores, 3.86 GHz
64 GB RAM
1 Drive
1.00 TB SATA x 1
Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition (64 bit)
1 Gbps Public & Private Network Uplinks

Power8 Servers - Power8 servers combine high performance, storage and I/O to focus on increasing volumes of data while maintaining system speed

What are [...]
Date PlanJan 2019Jan 2019
Plan Name-POWER8 C812L-M [Windows]
Price-$ 1,708.00/mo.
Disk Space-8000 GB
Data Transfer-unmetered
Hosted domains-unlimited
Free Domain-0
CPU-10 Cores, 3.49 GHz
Dedicated IPs-0
Control Panel-
Server Location-
Description-INFO (mouse over)10 Cores, 3.49 GHz
256 GB RAM
2 Drives
4.00 TB SATA x 2
Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition (64 bit)
1 Gbps Public & Private Network Uplinks

Power8 Servers - Power8 servers combine high performance, storage and I/O to focus on increasing volumes of data while maintaining system speed

What [...]
Date Plan-Jan 2019
Plan Name-POWER8 C812L-L [Windows]
Price-$ 2,232.00/mo.
Disk Space-12000 GB
Data Transfer-unmetered
Hosted domains-unlimited
Free Domain-0
CPU-10 Cores, 3.49 GHz
Dedicated IPs-0
Control Panel-
Server Location-
Description-INFO (mouse over)10 Cores, 3.49 GHz
512 GB RAM
2 Drives
6.00 TB SATA x 2
Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition (64 bit)
1 Gbps Public & Private Network Uplinks

Power8 Servers - Power8 servers combine high performance, storage and I/O to focus on increasing volumes of data while maintaining system speed

What [...]
Date Plan-Jan 2019
Plan Name-POWER8 C812L-SSD [Windows]
Price-$ 2,320.00/mo.
Disk Space-1875 GB SSD
Data Transfer-unmetered
Hosted domains-unlimited
Free Domain-0
CPU-10 Cores, 3.49 GHz
Dedicated IPs-0
Control Panel-
Server Location-
Description-INFO (mouse over)10 Cores, 3.49 GHz
512 GB RAM
2 Drives
960 GB SSD x 2
Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition (64 bit)
1 Gbps Public & Private Network Uplinks

Power8 Servers - Power8 servers combine high performance, storage and I/O to focus on increasing volumes of data while maintaining system speed

What are [...]
Date Plan-Jan 2019
Plan Name-Single Processor [Linux/Windows]
Price-$ 158.00/mo.
Disk Space-500 GB
Data Transfer-unmetered
Hosted domains-unlimited
Free Domain-0
CPU-Intel Xeon E3-1270 (3.40GHz), 4 Cores
Dedicated IPs-1
Control Panel-
Server Location-
Description-INFO (mouse over)Bare Metal Servers - Raw performance at your fingertips.

SoftLayer bare metal servers provide the raw horsepower you demand for your processor-intensive and disk I/O-intensive workloads. These servers come with the most complete package of standard features and services. Configure your server to [...]
Date Plan-Aug 2016
Plan Name-Dual Processor [Linux/Windows]
Price-$ 351.00/mo.
Disk Space-500 GB
Data Transfer-unmetered
Hosted domains-unlimited
Free Domain-0
CPU-Dual Intel Xeon E5-2620 (2.00GHz), 12 Cores
Dedicated IPs-1
Control Panel-
Server Location-
Description-Same as previous plans
Date Plan-Aug 2016
Plan Name-Quad Processor [Linux/Windows]
Price-$ 1,439.00/mo.
Disk Space-500 GB
Data Transfer-unmetered
Hosted domains-unlimited
Free Domain-0
CPU-Quad Intel Xeon E5-4620 (2.20GHz), 32 Cores
Dedicated IPs-1
Control Panel-
Server Location-
Description-Same as previous plans
Date Plan-Aug 2016
Cloud - 5/11
Plan NameGeneral1-1 [Linux]1 Core, 1GB RAM, 25GB SSD [Linux/Windows]
Price$ 27.00/mo.$ 25.00/mo.
Disk Space20 GB SSD25 GB SSD
Data Transferunmeteredunmetered
Hosted domainsunlimitedunlimited
Free Domain00
CPU1 vCPUs1 Core
Dedicated IPs01
Control PanelOpenVZ[In-house]
Server LocationUnited States
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Raw Infrastructure $23.00/mo
Managed Infrastructure $4.00/mo
Bandwidth 200Mb/s

General Purpose

High-performance, RAID 10-protected SSD storage
Redundant 10-Gigabit networking
Option of booting from Cloud Block Storage (additional charges apply for Cloud Block Storage)
Disk [...]
INFO (mouse over)Private Node $125/mo !
Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition (64 bit) (1-16 Core) [$17.00]
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition (64 bit) (1-16 Core) [$17.00]
Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition SP2 (64bit) (1-16 Core) [$17.00]
Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition SP2 (32bit) (1-16 Core) [...]
Date PlanSep 2018Aug 2016
Plan NameGeneral1-2 [Linux]2 Cores, 1GB RAM, 25GB SSD
[Linux/Windows]
Price$ 54.00/mo.$ 40.00/mo.
Disk Space40 GB SSD25 GB SSD
Data Transferunmeteredunmetered
Hosted domainsunlimitedunlimited
Free Domain00
CPU2 vCPUs2 Cores
Dedicated IPs01
Control PanelOpenVZ
Server LocationUnited States
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Raw Infrastructure $47.00/mo
Managed Infrastructure $7.00/mo
Bandwidth 400Mb/s

General Purpose

High-performance, RAID 10-protected SSD storage
Redundant 10-Gigabit networking
Option of booting from Cloud Block Storage (additional charges apply for Cloud Block Storage)
Disk [...]
Same as previous plans
Date PlanSep 2018Aug 2016
Plan NameGeneral1-4 [Linux]4 Cores, 1GB RAM, 25GB SSD
[Linux/Windows]
Price$ 108.00/mo.$ 70.00/mo.
Disk Space80 GB SSD25 GB SSD
Data Transferunmeteredunmetered
Hosted domainsunlimitedunlimited
Free Domain00
CPU4 vCPUs4 Cores
Dedicated IPs01
Control PanelOpenVZ
Server LocationUnited States
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Raw Infrastructure $93.00/mo
Managed Infrastructure $15.00/mo
Bandwidth 800Mb/s

General Purpose

High-performance, RAID 10-protected SSD storage
Redundant 10-Gigabit networking
Option of booting from Cloud Block Storage (additional charges apply for Cloud Block Storage)
Disk [...]
Same as previous plans
Date PlanSep 2018Aug 2016
Plan NameGeneral1-8 [Linux]8 Cores, 2GB RAM, 25GB SSD
[Linux/Windows]
Price$ 216.00/mo.$ 140.00/mo.
Disk Space160 GB SSD25 GB SSD
Data Transferunmeteredunmetered
Hosted domainsunlimitedunlimited
Free Domain00
CPU8 vCPUs8 Cores
Dedicated IPs01
Control PanelOpenVZ
Server LocationUnited States
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Raw Infrastructure $187.00/mo
Managed Infrastructure $29.00/mo
Bandwidth 1,600Mb/s

General Purpose

High-performance, RAID 10-protected SSD storage
Redundant 10-Gigabit networking
Option of booting from Cloud Block Storage (additional charges apply for Cloud Block Storage)
[...]
Same as previous plans
Date PlanSep 2018Aug 2016
Plan NameGeneral1-2 [Windows]12 Cores, 2GB RAM, 100GB SSD
[Linux/Windows]
Price$ 67.00/mo.$ 210.29/mo.
Disk Space40 GB SSD100 GB SSD
Data Transferunmeteredunmetered
Hosted domainsunlimitedunlimited
Free Domain00
CPU2 vCPUs12 Cores
Dedicated IPs01
Control PanelOpenVZ
Server LocationUnited States
DescriptionINFO (mouse over)Raw Infrastructure $61.00/mo
Managed Infrastructure $7.00/mo
Bandwidth 400Mb/s

General Purpose

High-performance, RAID 10-protected SSD storage
Redundant 10-Gigabit networking
Option of booting from Cloud Block Storage (additional charges apply for Cloud Block Storage)
Disk [...]
Same as previous plans
Date PlanSep 2018Aug 2016
Plan Name-16 Cores, 4GB RAM, 100GB SSD
[Linux/Windows]
Price-$ 290.29/mo.
Disk Space-100 GB SSD
Data Transfer-unmetered
Hosted domains-unlimited
Free Domain-0
CPU-16 Cores
Dedicated IPs-1
Control Panel-
Server Location-
Description-Same as previous plans
Date Plan-Aug 2016
Plan Name-32 Cores, 32GB RAM, 100GB SSD
[Linux/Windows]
Price-$ 726.29/mo.
Disk Space-100 GB SSD
Data Transfer-unmetered
Hosted domains-unlimited
Free Domain-0
CPU-32 Cores
Dedicated IPs-1
Control Panel-
Server Location-
Description-Same as previous plans
Date Plan-Aug 2016
Plan Name-56 Cores, 128GB RAM, 100GB SSD
[Linux/Windows]
Price-$ 1,470.29/mo.
Disk Space-100 GB SSD
Data Transfer-unmetered
Hosted domains-unlimited
Free Domain-0
CPU-56 Cores
Dedicated IPs-1
Control Panel-
Server Location-
Description-Same as previous plans
Date Plan-Aug 2016
Plan Name-GPU: Dual Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3
[Linux/Windows]
Price-$ 1,609.00/mo.
Disk Space-1000 GB
Data Transfer-unmetered
Hosted domains-unlimited
Free Domain-0
CPU-Dual Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 (2.40GHz), 12 Cores
Dedicated IPs-1
Control Panel-[In-house]
Server Location-
Description-INFO (mouse over)Dual Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 (2.40GHz)
12 Cores
64GB RAM
1TB SATA
10Gbps Public & Private Uplinks
500GB Public Outbound

GPU - Accelerated Computing

By running smaller tasks concurrently, GPUs harness the processing power needed for high performance computing. Run a full enterprise from the [...]
Date Plan-Aug 2016
Plan Name-GPU: Dual Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3
[Linux/Windows]
Price-$ 1,689.00/mo.
Disk Space-1000 GB
Data Transfer-unmetered
Hosted domains-unlimited
Free Domain-0
CPU-Dual Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3 (2.30GHz), 20 Cores
Dedicated IPs-1
Control Panel-[In-house]
Server Location-
Description-INFO (mouse over)Dual Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3 (2.30GHz)
20 Cores
64GB RAM
1TB SATA
10Gbps Public & Private Uplinks
500GB Public Outbound

GPU - Accelerated Computing

By running smaller tasks concurrently, GPUs harness the processing power needed for high performance computing. Run a full enterprise from the [...]
Date Plan-Aug 2016
Plan Name-GPU: Dual Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3
[Linux/Windows]
Price-$ 1,779.00/mo.
Disk Space-1000 GB
Data Transfer-unmetered
Hosted domains-unlimited
Free Domain-0
CPU-Dual Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3 (2.60GHz), 24 Cores
Dedicated IPs-1
Control Panel-[In-house]
Server Location-
Description-INFO (mouse over)Dual Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3 (2.60GHz)
24 Cores
64GB RAM
1TB SATA
10Gbps Public & Private Uplinks
500GB Public Outbound

GPU - Accelerated Computing

By running smaller tasks concurrently, GPUs harness the processing power needed for high performance computing. Run a full enterprise from the [...]
Date Plan-Aug 2016
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Last positive / negative customers review
 
Sean (contact@8...)
on Nov 17, 2011
Wish We Found Them First
IN January 2010 we signed up with Rackspace and hoped for the best as our first experience with managed hosting with 800Hosting was a disaster. The switch to Rackspace has been a great improvement for us. We have been with them for almost a year [...]

-anonymous- (-hidden-)
on May 29, 2019
I have a website that gets about 150,000 page views per month, Rackspace offered me a solution that was several hundred more a month than the competition and I went with it because of their "fanatical support" promise. Well as it turns out, the [...]

muxa (m.ahmad@c...)
on Feb 20, 2011
Hi,i used soft layer for 1 year+ i notice they have huge problem at there route and servers . if you ever use them and faced packet lose or DB execution errors be sure its from there side and they will never admit that , the support dont even [...]
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