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Top Answer:Absolute price transparency (no surprises).  Overall, a low-cost solution with very good quality and stability. Best price/quality balance nowadays.
Top Answer:I think the support can be improved, and I also think DigitalOcean needs to work on the reliability of the droplets. I've done some research and discovered that the droplet becomes unbootable. The… more »
Top Answer:We use this program for reliability and support. We have several solutions, enterprise solutions, which we deploy for our clients. So we manage the deployment, management of the service and everything… more »
Top Answer:The ELT versus ETL extract, transform and load versus extract, load, and then transform, the ELT method is what really sells SoftLayer.
Top Answer: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 »
Top Answer: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 Provider35%
Computer Software Company22%
Government6%
University5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider16%
Media Company10%
Insurance Company6%
Company Size
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise56%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise71%
Buyer's Guide
Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS)
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, Amazon, Linode and others in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS). Updated: July 2022.
622,645 professionals have used our research since 2012.

DigitalOcean is ranked 12th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) while IBM SoftLayer is ranked 16th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 1 review. DigitalOcean is rated 0.0, while IBM SoftLayer is rated 9.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM SoftLayer writes "Stable with excellent speed and agility". DigitalOcean is most compared with Amazon AWS, Oracle Cloud, Google Firebase, Alibaba Cloud and Microsoft Azure, whereas IBM SoftLayer is most compared with Amazon AWS, Amazon S3 Glacier, Amazon S3 and Google Cloud Storage.

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