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"The solution is very stable."

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"The stability is the solution's most valuable aspect for our organization."

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"I think something needs to be done in terms of technical support."

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"The interface is hard to use for us. It should be simplified."

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"The program is cheaper than others."

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Top Answer: The stability is the solution's most valuable aspect for our organization.
Top Answer: The visibility of the solution needs to be improved. The interface is hard to use for us. It should be simplified. The solution should adjust or replace the current data flow. I'm not sure if I have… more »
Top Answer: We're an IBM reseller. It's a great product overall. I would recommend the solution to other organizations. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.
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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 FewWhogohost Ltd., Skypicker, Infinity Computers and Communications Company, Grace Co. Ltd., Keyword, Uvionics Tech, Tennis Australia, immixGroup, Salesbox, Cxense ASA, Avnet Inc., Komsomolskaya Pravda, Seekr
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Comms Service Provider36%
Computer Software Company28%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Construction Company5%
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DigitalOcean is ranked 9th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 1 review while IBM SoftLayer is ranked 11th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 1 review. DigitalOcean is rated 7.0, while IBM SoftLayer is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of DigitalOcean writes "Has a good system but it should have better security and customer support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM SoftLayer writes "Stable and highly scalable that's very good overall". DigitalOcean is most compared with Google Firebase, Alibaba Cloud, Oracle Cloud, Jelastic and SAP Business One on AWS, whereas IBM SoftLayer is most compared with Amazon AWS, Amazon S3 Glacier, Google Firebase, Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) and Microsoft Azure Block Storage.

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