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From Mark Hinkle <>
Subject SoftLayer Brings Hourly Billing To Bare Metal Servers
Date Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:30:28 GMT
Nice article on IBM Softlayer’s use of CloudStack…Characterization of CloudStack from Citrix
is wrong but we didn’t pitch it….

SoftLayer Brings Hourly Billing To Bare Metal Servers 

"As it turns out, the lion’s share of SoftLayer’s capacity in its public cloud is deployed
as bare metal iron, SoftLayer CTO Marc Jones, tellsEnterpriseTech. The company’s techies
doesn’t build servers by hand as customers place their orders for bare metal, but rather
the company’s homegrown Infrastructure Management System (IMS) controller does the job.
SoftLayer’s virtualized cloud uses the CloudStack cloud controller from Citrix Systems to
manage the commercial-grade XenServer hypervisor (also from Citrix) that dices and slices
that server infrastructure into virtual machines. The IMS tool plugs into and controls CloudStack.
Jones says that most of SoftLayer’s sophisticated customers use a mix of virtualized and
bare metal capacity."
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