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6. IBM SoftLayer

Gartner Recommended Uses: E­business hosting, general business applications and batch computing, in circumstances that require both API control over scalable infrastructure and bare­metal servers in order to meet requirements for performance, regulatory compliance or software licensing. Alternatively, IBM outsourcing deals that use SoftLayer bare­metal servers as the hosting platform, where the customer has a need for supplemental basic cloud IaaS. ChannelE2E’s Spin: IBM was late to the cloud game but the 2013 buyout of SoftLayer restored some credibility. Since that time, a many big data and analytics partners have plugged into IBM’s cloud. IBM SoftLayer Cloud Partner Program Information