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SoftLayer

SoftLayer Technologies is a provider of web hosting, cloud computing and on-demand data center services. Read more

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General Manager

Jonathan Wisler

CEO Approval Rating

61/100

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Limestone Networks is one of SoftLayer's top rivals. Limestone Networks's headquarters is in Dallas, Texas, and was founded in 2007. Like SoftLayer, Limestone Networks also competes in the Web Hosting industry. Limestone Networks generates 2.91% of SoftLayer's revenue.

Linode has been one of SoftLayer's top competitors. Linode was founded in 2003 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Like SoftLayer, Linode also operates in the Cloud Computing field. Linode generates $180M less revenue than SoftLayer.

Rackspace Technology is one of SoftLayer's top competitors. Rackspace Technology was founded in San Antonio, Texas} in 1998. Like SoftLayer, Rackspace Technology also competes in the Cloud Computing sector. Compared to SoftLayer, Rackspace Technology generates $2.2B more revenue.

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Growth Score - 1/1

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SoftLayer Acquisitions

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SoftLayer Funding History

Since SoftLayer was founded in 2005, it has participated in 5 rounds of funding. In total SoftLayer has raised $784.3M. SoftLayer's last funding round was on Dec 2011 for a total of $49.4M

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FUNDING DATE

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Equity
Dec 2011
$49.4M
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Equity
Nov 2010
$356.3M
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Equity
Aug 2010
$348.7M
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Unattributed
Mar 2010
$10M
Debt
Sep 2009
$20M

Since SoftLayer was founded in 2005, it has participated in 5 rounds of funding. In total SoftLayer has raised $784.3M. SoftLayer's last funding round was on Dec 2011 for a total of $49.4M

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SoftLayer News

March 1, 2017CloudExpo

IBM Named "Diamond Sponsor" of @CloudExpo NY and CA | #AI #DevOps

SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named "Gold Sponsor" of SYS-C... See more »
October 11, 2016theWHIR

Inside IBM's Cloud Data Center Strategy

As chief operating officer of IBM Francisco SoftLayer, Romero oversees the data center strategy that ... See more »
October 7, 2016SYS-CON MEDIA

SoftLayer "Platinum Sponsor" of @CloudExpo | #DataCenter #IoT #SDS #ML

SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named "Gold Sponsor" of SYS-C... See more »
October 4, 2016theWHIR

Lance Crosby's Security as a Service Startup StackPath Launches CDN Service

Security-as-a-Service startup StackPath announced Tuesday that it has released its global security pl... See more »
October 3, 2016Containers Expo Blog

SoftLayer "Platinum Sponsor" of @CloudExpo | #DataCenter #IoT #SDS #ML

SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named "Gold Sponsor" of SYS-C... See more »
September 30, 2016Oracle Journal

SoftLayer "Platinum Sponsor" of @CloudExpo | #DataCenter #IoT #SDS #ML

SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named "Gold Sponsor" of SYS-C... See more »

SoftLayer Blogs

September 23, 2016SoftLayer Blog

Deploy a new VMware environment in hours on IBM Cloud

Using advanced automation developed through the partnership between IBM and VMware, you can now go fr... See more »
September 19, 2016SoftLayer Blog

Speed up your WordPress with SoftLayer

WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems available-lots of websites and blogs ... See more »
August 29, 2016SoftLayer Blog

Setting Up OpenVPN on a SoftLayer Vyatta Device

The following is a step-by-step guide on how to utilize your SoftLayer Vyatta gateway device as your ... See more »
August 23, 2016SoftLayer Blog

Finally, Reset Your Own Password!

If you're anything like me, you have more than 25 accounts, personal and business, with different pas... See more »
August 18, 2016SoftLayer Blog

Apache Hadoop and Big Data on IBM Cloud

Companies are producing massive amounts of data-otherwise known as big data. There are many options a... See more »
August 12, 2016SoftLayer Blog

How to Get More Than 8TB of Storage on SoftLayer VMs

"How do I get more than 8TB of storage on my virtual server?" This is a common question I'm asked whe... See more »
August 4, 2016SoftLayer Blog

Magic Quadrants, Performance Metrics & Water Cooler Discussions: Evaluating Cloud IaaS

When you make decisions about extending your infrastructure footprint into the cloud, you do so very ... See more »

SoftLayer Press Releases

November 17, 2015PR NEWSWIRE

For Second Year in a Row, Cloud Benchmark Reveals IBM SoftLayer Nearly Three Times Faster than Amazon Web Services

BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- VoltDB, a leading provider of the industry's only in-me... See more »
June 16, 2015MARKETWIRED

IBM Opens First Cloud Data Center in Italy

New Facility in Milan Meets Demand for Local Cloud Services While Expanding IBM Cloud's Global Footpr... See more »
April 23, 2015PRESS RELEASE POINT

IBM Adds Second Cloud Center in the Netherlands

Amsterdam - 23 Apr 2015: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that SoftLayer, an IBM Company it has opened... See more »
March 12, 2015EIN PRESSWIRE

Open 4 Business Online Taps IBM Cloud to Deliver Stable, Secured Software Architecture

To help market its software services, O4BO turned to IBM for a viable cloud architecture that would e... See more »
March 11, 2015MARKETWIRED

IBM Launches Second Cloud Center in Australia

New Cloud Center in Sydney Builds on the Success of Company's Melbourne Facility and Broadens IBM Clo... See more »
March 4, 2015PR NEWSWIRE

SoftLayer to Offer OpenPOWER Servers to Help Clients Better Manage Workloads in the Cloud

ARMONK, N.Y., March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that SoftLayer will offer... See more »

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SoftLayer Headquarters

14001 Dallas Pkwy Suite M100

Dallas, Texas75240

214-442-0600

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Overview

Softlayer offers web hosting, cloud computing, and on demand date center services. SoftLayer provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. It provides services to Web ...

CEO

SoftLayer's General Manager, Jonathan Wisler, currently has an approval rating of 61%. SoftLayer's primary competitors are Limestone Networks, Linode & Rackspace Technology.

Frequently Asked Questions about SoftLayer

  1. When was SoftLayer founded?

    SoftLayer was founded in 2005
  2. Who is SoftLayer's CEO?

    SoftLayer's CEO is Jonathan Wisler
  3. How much revenue does SoftLayer generate?

    SoftLayer generates $280M in revenue
  4. How much funding does SoftLayer have?

    SoftLayer has historically raised $784.3M in funding
  1. Where is SoftLayer's headquarters?

    SoftLayer's headquarters is in Dallas Texas, USA
  2. How many employees does SoftLayer have?

    SoftLayer has 791 employees
  3. What sector does SoftLayer operate in?

    SoftLayer is in Cloud Computing, Web Hosting, Data Center
  4. Who are SoftLayer's competitors?

    SoftLayer's top competitors are Limestone Networks, Linode, Rackspace Technology