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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Server Monitoring & Reporting

Watch it.

Every SoftLayer server comes with monitoring resources at no additional cost, so you can access reports to evaluate your cloud infrastructure performance at any time.

And, if your monitoring needs are a bit more involved, we offer several additional options to meet advanced monitoring and reporting needs for greater awareness and visibility.

Stay Informed

Get access to server logs and performance reports without keeping watch all day.

BYO Monitoring

Build your own server monitoring solution with SoftLayer’s full-featured API.

Peace of Mind

Don’t worry about your servers. If anything goes wrong, we can alert you, or even respond for you.

To learn more about our monitoring services, chat with a member of our sales team.

Standard Monitoring

Standard with every SoftLayer server.
CA Nimsoft Monitoring (Basic)

Basic CA Nimsoft Monitoring, standard with every server, provides detailed graphing and invaluable customizable alarms, so you can always have an eye on your servers. Compare CA Nimsoft Monitoring versions in the table below.

Host Ping + IPMI Statistics

24x7 access to strength, distance, and network availability for all services.

Email/Ticket Notification

Immediate email/ticket alerts for any urgent issues requiring your attention.

Automated Customer Notification

Automated notification of order confirmations, payment reminders, ticket updates and scheduled maintenance.

Additional Monitoring Services

Higher levels of monitoring and reporting for greater awareness and visibility.
Services for Host Ping + IPMI Statistics

Add greater infrastructure visibility and port scanning capabilities to standard Host Ping + IPMI Statistics.

Automated Reboot from Monitoring Failure

Automatic server reboot when system failure is detected.

CA Nimsoft Monitoring (Advanced or Premium)

Extends basic CA Nimsoft Monitoring features with additional agents. See below for more information.

24x7x365 NOC Monitoring

Network engineers actively monitor servers and provide immediate response and personalized notification of alert or failure.

Compare CA Nimsoft Monitoring Versions

Advanced monitoring for total solution visibility.

Get the insight you need to optimize your servers’ performance and availability. Nimsoft Monitoring lets you monitor a wide variety of statistics from Windows and Linux and application stacks, all from within our Web portal.


Comprehensive infrastructure and services visibility

Full transparency through any application stack

High-levels of security, availability, and scalability

Tiered monitoring levels to meet targeted business objectives and needs

Robust APIs for extensive integration

Lightweight, scalable architecture + "zero-touch" deployment

Network Traffic Monitoring Agent

DHCP Response Monitoring Agent

File and Directory Checking Agent

LDAP Response Monitoring Agent

Mounted File System Monitoring Agent

Network Time Protocol Response Monitoring Agent

Process Monitoring Agent

SNMP Data Monitoring Agent

Performance Monitoring Agent

Apache Monitoring Agent

DNS Response Monitoring Agent

Email Response Monitoring Agent

IIS Monitoring Agent

MSSQL Monitoring Agent

MySQL Monitoring Agent

Tomcat Server Monitoring Agent

URL Response Monitoring Agent

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