Bare Metal Servers

Build a bare metal server with your choice of processor(s), hard drive configuration, RAM, port speed, and more.

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Virtual Servers

Select the cores, storage, and RAM you need in your virtual server, and we'll deploy it in 5 to 15 minutes.

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Cloud Storage

Scale your storage infrastructure on demand while controlling your costs with SoftLayer object storage.

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SoftLayer Training

Knowing is half the battle.

Whether you’re a SoftLayer newbie, or you’ve been around here for a while, there’s always more to learn. SoftLayer training resources feature high-quality content and professional IT trainers, so you can develop

a strong skills portfolio to grow your career—and your business—and stay competitive in an ever-changing technical marketplace.

First, meet SoftLayer.

If you’re completely new to SoftLayer, you may want to take in a 10,000-foot view of the company before diving into our training resources. Find out what makes the SoftLayer platform unique in the cloud industry. The video provides a solid overview of our platform. You can also visit some informational pages of our website.

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Dive in.

Once you’re familiar with the SoftLayer cloud platform, you can get more in-depth information about how to use it to its full potential. Choose from in-person, instructor-led courses, online how-to videos, on-demand webinars, and a robust knowledgebase.

Instructor-Led Courses

Our instructor-led training courses provide you with thorough instruction and hands-on activities with the fundamentals to become more proficient using the SoftLayer cloud platform. You’ll be empowered to make informed decisions about IaaS solutions based on business requirements.

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Online Training Resources

  • Webinars
    Listen to a series of webinars on topics ranging from SoftLayer’s cloud architecture, storage, network, and security to SoftLayer’s managed services and monitoring, as well as competitive comparisons.
  • SoftLayer on YouTube
    Learn how to use the tools SoftLayer provides to manage your account and your cloud infrastructure. See videos on the SoftLayer 101 YouTube Channel.
  • KnowledgeLayer
    KnowledgeLayer is your single stop for learning more about all things SoftLayer. Access a knowledge base full of FAQs, how-to guides, walkthroughs, and documentation for all SoftLayer products and services.

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Learn by Level

SoftLayer is committed to helping you—our customers, including business partners—achieve the skills and expertise to take your careers and businesses to the next level. Start your SoftLayer training based on your job role.

“[SoftLayer Fundamentals] was one of the best training courses I have ever attended and was incredibly valuable. This product is amazing, and I am very amped up about getting some deals done!”

–Leading IT solutions integrator, United States

Solution Architects,
DevOps/Cloud Engineers
Cloud Systems
Introductory Courses
& Resources
SoftLayer Fundamentals
Instructor-led training course
2 days
On-demand Webinars
Available on demand
1 hour each
SoftLayer Basics
SoftLayer 101 ‘How-to’ Videos (YouTube)
Available on demand
5–10 minutes each
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Advanced Courses SoftLayer Solution Design
Instructor-led training course
3 days
Available 2015
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