I haven't used SoftLayer since long before they picked up ThePlanet, but now I'm in the market for a heavily managed solution.
First off, I'm using Quadranet, formerly known as PacificRack, and they have become pretty terrible. I'm thinking of doing the switch to SoftLayer after the holidays but need a solution that is heavily managed.
What I have right now is a primary web server and 4 mysql servers. One mysql server is a master that only takes updates, the second is a mysql server that only tracks impressions statistics and it updates the master, and the other two are slave that only accept SELECT and sync from the master.
Kind of a headache setup but works for our heavy amount of traffic.
I need a strong managed solution to ensure my site stays up. Here is my web server setup (all the mysql servers are pretty upgraded also)
Chassis Model: 815TQ-600CB - 4x Hot-Swap HDD Bays
Processor 1: Intel Xeon E5-2670 Octa Core - 2.60Ghz, 20M Cache, 8GT/s QPI, HyperThreading
Processor 2: Intel Xeon E5-2670 Octa Core - 2.60Ghz, 20M Cache, 8GT/s QPI, HyperThreading
Memory: 64GB RAM
RAM Type: DDR3-1333 ECC Registered "x4"
Storage Drive 1: 147GB SA-SCSI 15,000RPM
Storage Drive 2: 147GB SA-SCSI 15,000RPM
The web server does about 25GB of bandwidth per month.
All feedback appreciated.