Our image tools give you the flexibility to scale, migrate, and automate with ease into SoftLayer and even across computing technologies.
Image Import & Export
If you already have server configurations that you have developed to meet your specific business needs, our Image Import and Export service allows you to import your disk images into your SoftLayer account, ready to deploy as new SoftLayer virtual server instances.
This is a free service to all SoftLayer customers (beyond the standard charges for virtual server instances and storage). Current SoftLayer customers can log in to the Customer Portal to start using Image Import/Export today.
- CentOS 5 & 6
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 & 6
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Our Flex Images technology blurs the lines between physical and virtual servers and allows you to choose, change, and grow your infrastructure to best suit your application's needs.
The idea is simple: capture images from virtual or dedicated servers, store them in a single image library, and then deploy them on either kind of system.
But the advantages are huge. Capabilities that have historically only been available with virtual infrastructure—the ability to quickly clone and reload servers—are now available with dedicated servers. Our automated system adapts any image on the fly, so you can deploy it on any platform or system you choose, enabling simple, seamless migration between physical and virtual environments. And it’s available in our data centers around the world connected by our peerless private network—take a development environment on a cloud server in Seattle and clone it to a production environment on a dedicated server in Amsterdam.
Finally, you can choose your technology based solely on your core application needs (even if they change) without having to give up features. That's true flexibility. That's Flex Images.
If you're a SoftLayer customer, log in to the Customer Portal to start using Flex Images today.