VMware FAQ

Can I create my isolated private VMware cloud in SoftLayer?

Yes, you can deploy bare metal systems in SoftLayer, install any supported hypervisor (including VMware ESX) on these hosts, and deploy virtual machines using the native management tools. SoftLayer systems are deployed by default in VLANs for segregation and various networking components (such as gateways, routers, and firewalls) are used to create almost any topology.