Automation

Deploy, control, and manage all by yourself. Or all by API.

If we can’t automate it, we don’t offer it. Every facet of our platform—from servers and storage to firewalls, load balancers, and even our accounting system—is controlled by a single management system with its own API. That lets us automate the deployment and management of it all (including bare metal), and extend total access and control to

customers through the same API that we use, as well as through an easy-to-use Web portal and mobile applications. It also allows us to blur the lines between bare metal and virtual, so you can have either technology on demand and easily migrate in between when you want to in a different direction.



Open API

Truly universal remote control.

The SoftLayer API controls everything we offer with more than 3,000 documented methods and 180 distinct services. It’s the foundation of our own internal management systems, customer portal, and mobile apps. And we give you complete access, so you can automate your SoftLayer solution to fit your unique needs.

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Automated Image Management

Flex Images and Image Import help you move into and in between servers.

Since we have bare metal and virtual servers in a unified platform with a common, automated management system, we can do more with server images than you can imagine. Our Flex Images technology lets you move or scale between bare metal and virtual servers as your resource needs change. And our Image Import & Export tools let you bring your own image to SoftLayer, so you can migrate to SoftLayer with ease.

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Web Portal and Mobile Apps

Manage anything, anytime, anywhere.

The beauty of our robust API is that it lets us provide easy-to-use management tools that streamline server administration. Manage any part of your environment through our Web-based customer portal. Or control your services on the go through powerful mobile apps.

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