SoftLayer's open Application Programming Interface (API) 3.0 provides system-to-system access with more than 2,200 documented methods across 180 discrete services (also available through our Customer Portal). By directly integrating your system with the SoftLayer infrastructure, you can eliminate layers of management systems and radically simplify operations.
API 3.0 supports the use of both SOAP and XML-RPC interfaces and as an open, standards-based platform, can fully integrate with any third-party or custom application. It can securely connect any system regardless of device or location—even mobile devices such as a RIM Blackberry or Apple iPhone—via our private network.
API Documentation & Downloads
We've compiled a few useful documents and downloads to assist developers in utilizing the new SoftLayer API and Developers Toolbox:
At SoftLayer, you can access and manage your server(s) anytime, anywhere, with your management software of choice, remotely perform operations such as soft and hard reboots, OS installs and upgrades that normally require expensive human intervention—all without worrying as much about security as you would at a less experienced or innovative hosting company. With our approach of turning control over to the customer, our numerous online tutorials, customer support system and helpful sales staff, we are committed to making the server hosting and management process as transparent, easy and painless for you as possible.