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Bare metal by the hour or month

Provision a bare-metal server in minutes, from US$0.71 per hour (around AU$0.94 plus GST). Virtual servers from US$0.05 per hour (AU$0.06 plus GST).


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Bare-metal power with global reach

Access a wide range of highly configurable components and advanced services on-demand, from a growing global network of data centres.

SoftLayer platform offers you: 

  • Power – bare-metal high-performance servers on demand
  • Flexibility a choice of physical or virtual server configurations, pay by the hour or month
  • Control manage resources using an online portal, APIs or mobile app
  • Reach a large, global network of data centres with high-speed interconnect

Purchase SoftLayer cloud platform with Telstra and start configuring your service within minutes.

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Australian customers

  Call 1300 835 787

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Using SoftLayer cloud platform

Build out a tailored solution for your legacy and customised apps with a wide range of operating systems, hypervisor and physical blade options for maximum control.

Bare-metal power

Select from bare-metal servers built to your own specifications, or a choice of standard configurations for on-demand provisioning in under four hours. Option of hourly or monthly pricing.

Virtual servers

Virtual servers are customisable and can be deployed in minutes on a multi-tenant or dedicated environment. Virtual servers can be used seamlessly alongside SoftLayer platform bare-metal servers.

Wide range of resources

Select from a range of hypervisors, operating systems and software, plus storage options, automatic backup, email delivery, firewalls and load balancing.



Automation and control
Choose from a web portal, mobile app or SoftLayer platform API to manage your service. The SoftLayer platform API has over 3,000 documented methods across 180 services.


Global data centre locations
Enterprise-grade infrastructure in data centres across Australia, Asia, North America and Europe. Growing to 40 data centres across the globe.


Internal networks
Networks to separate and secure public, private and management traffic between SoftLayer platform data centres, with high-speed 10Gbps transit connections and unmetered bandwidth.


Developer support
The SoftLayer Development Network contains a comprehensive knowledge base, blogs and forums to share best practices.


Why us

Telstra IP network connection
Australian customers: make the most of your existing Telstra IP network service - connect your private network easily and seamlessly to your SoftLayer cloud platform via Cloud Gateway.

International customers: Cloud Gateway for SoftLayer is coming soon.

A world of choice
SoftLayer platform is one of our many cloud services. You can expand and complement your solution with Telstra’s range of private cloud, public cloud, network services and applications. Simplify and reduce management overheads by consolidating multiple cloud service providers on a single Telstra bill.

Confidence in your cloud
SoftLayer services come with a Telstra account relationship. There’s no vendor technology lock-in, and you get pay by the hour options and expert support when you need it.

Objective expertise on call 
Whether it’s transitioning to the cloud, moving cloud platforms or adapting new technology, our consulting and partner services can help you maximise value and make technical decisions to support your business needs.

Pre-configured services

Bare-metal pre-configured services recommended by Telstra are ready to go now in the SoftLayer Customer Portal.

We bill your SoftLayer service in Australian dollars or, if you’re outside Australia, as outlined in your billing agreement. Learn more







Locations Data centres across Australia, Asia, North America and Europe


Single Quad-Core Intel Xeon E3-1270 v3 (4 Cores, 3.50 GHz)  Single Quad-Core Intel Xeon E3-1270 v3 (4 Cores, 3.50 GHz)  Dual 6-Core Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 (12 Cores, 2.40 GHz) Dual 12-Core Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3 (24 Cores, 2.60 GHz)

Operating system

Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

vSphere Enterprise Plus 6.0

vSphere Enterprise Plus 6.0

vSphere Enterprise Plus 6.0






First hard drive



600GB SAS (15K RPM)


Second hard drive



600GB SAS (15K RPM)


RAID controller


Yes - RAID 1

Yes - RAID 1 Yes - RAID 1
Link speed 1 Gbps dual public and private network uplinks (unbonded) 10 Gbps dual public and private network uplinks (unbonded)
Inbound data Free
Outbound data 500GB / month

US dollar cost
per month as of 14 April 2016





Australian dollar cost
exchange rate of US$1
= AU$1.32 as of 14 April 2016.

How we convert pricing to Australian dollars on your Telstra bill.





Pre-configured service inclusions

  • Remote management: reboot/KVM over IP
  • IP addressing: one public IP address and one primary IP address
  • Monitoring: host ping monitoring
  • Email and ticket notifications
  • Response: automated notifications
  • VPN for management: unlimited SSL VPN users and one PPTP VPN user per account
  • Nessus vulnerability assessment and reporting
Could be used for Small backup server Approx. 5-10 virtual machines Approx. 10-20 virtual machines Approx. 20-30 virtual machines

To start using these configurations

  1. If you’re not already a Telstra SoftLayer platform customer:
    • Australian customers, register and purchase here
    • If your business is outside Australia, contact your account representative
  2. Once registered, within a few minutes you’ll receive an email from us. Follow the email instructions to access the SoftLayer platform Customer Portal.
  3. In the SoftLayer Customer Portal, go to the SoftLayer platform ‘Account’ menu, select ‘Sales’, then ‘Quotes’.
  4. Select the configuration you want to use and complete the order.

You can create a quote for a new service via the SoftLayer Customer Portal at any time after ordering. 

Configure your own service

Build your own custom solution from a wide range of service components including:

Bare-metal servers From US$0.71 per hour  (AU$0.94 plus GST*)
Virtual servers From US$0.05 per hour  (AU$0.06 plus GST*)
Operating systems and software  See the SoftLayer Customer Portal for details.
Object storage

From US$0.06 per GB  (AU$0.06 plus GST*)

Networked storage and mass storage servers are also available.

Backup and disaster recovery From US$20.00 per month (AU$26.35 plus GST*)
Load balancing From US$49.99 per month (AU$65.86 plus GST*)
Hardware firewalls From US$49.00 per month (AU$64.55 plus GST*)
Telstra IP network traffic

Australian customers only: network connections from your premises to the SoftLayer platform networks are available from Telstra.

Connection to the SoftLayer platform networks via an existing Telstra IP network service is available with every SoftLayer platform service registered through Telstra.

This service is coming soon for customers outside Australia.


*Telstra’s exchange rate for SoftLayer platform charges incurred on 14 April 2016.

US dollar $1 = $1.32 Australian dollars

This point-in-time exchange rate is used to provide indicative Australian dollar pricing on this page only, and may not be current. The actual exchange rate used to calculate Australian dollar charges on your Telstra bill is updated daily.

Learn more about SoftLayer platform billing

1. Purchase

Get started with a SoftLayer service today.



  • Charges for your SoftLayer service will only start once you order services in the SoftLayer Customer Portal.
  • SoftLayer services are quoted in US dollars in the SoftLayer Customer Portal.
  • Telstra bills your SoftLayer service in Australian dollars or, if you’re outside Australia, as outlined in your billing agreement.
  • Learn more about SoftLayer platform billing.

How to register for a SoftLayer service from Telstra


2. Configure

Upon registration, you’ll receive an email from Telstra and an email from SoftLayer platform with a username and one-use password to the SoftLayer Customer Portal.

Enter the SoftLayer Customer Portal to:

  • Reset your password
  • Select a pre-configured quote from Accounts > Sales > Quotes
  • Alternatively, configure your own combination of virtual and bare metal servers, storage, network resources and data centre locations
  • Order and start using services in minutes
  • Manage your service or use SoftLayer APIs
  • Access the Cloud Services Portal using your Telstra username and password to add and modify users   

How to order a SoftLayer service pre-configured for Telstra customers

How to order a SoftLayer custom configuration service from Telstra


3. Manage

Manage parts of your SoftLayer service via Telstra’s Cloud Services Portal, a central starting point to manage all of your Telstra cloud services.

Customers outside Australia: Cloud Gateway for SoftLayer will be available soon.

How to manage your SoftLayer service via the Telstra Cloud Services Portal.

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