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Absolute price transparency (no surprises).  Overall, a low-cost solution with very good quality and stability. Best price/quality balance nowadays.
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The ELT versus ETL extract, transform and load versus extract, load, and then transform, the ELT method is what really sells SoftLayer.
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For us, the versioning was an issue. There were some compatibility issues between what the customer had on-site and what the lowest available SoftLayer was. There was some compatibility that they had… more »
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I'm not sure which version number of the solution we're using. I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten. IBM Software is the only thing that does what it does.
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Overview
DigitalOcean has the fastest and most convenient cloud technology to help you easily and more efficiently manage your infrastructure so you can get back to coding. We provide all of our users with high-performance SSD Hard Drives, a flexible API, and the ability to select the nearest data center location.

SoftLayer 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, networking, turnkey big data solutions, private cloud solutions, and more. Our unique advantages include the industry's first Network-Within-a-Network topology for true out-of-band access, and an easy-to-use customer portal and robust API for full remote-access of all product and service management options.

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Sample Customers
jQuery Foundation, Pertino, TaskRabbit, Compose, InfluxDB, The Able Few
Whogohost Ltd., Skypicker, Infinity Computers and Communications Company, Grace Co. Ltd., Keyword, Uvionics Tech, Tennis Australia, immixGroup, Salesbox, Cxense ASA, Avnet Inc., Komsomolskaya Pravda, Seekr
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider36%
Computer Software Company25%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
University5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider23%
Media Company8%
Financial Services Firm5%
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DigitalOcean is ranked 16th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) while IBM SoftLayer is ranked 16th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 2 reviews. DigitalOcean is rated 0.0, while IBM SoftLayer is rated 8.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM SoftLayer writes "Stable with excellent speed and agility". DigitalOcean is most compared with Google Firebase, Oracle Cloud, Amazon AWS, Alibaba Cloud and SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, whereas IBM SoftLayer is most compared with Amazon AWS, Google Firebase, Amazon S3 Glacier and Google Cloud Storage.

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