By developers. For developers.

We were geeks long before we were cloud service providers. On day one, our developers set out to create the modular, scalable infrastructure services they wanted in order to develop the cloud solution of their dreams.

So we started with an API that provides precision control. We wrap it around everything we offer. And we constantly find ways to put more tools at developers’ fingertips. We built the platform so you can build whatever you want.



Secure Platform

Our unique network architecture segregates public, private, and management traffic for you.

Access and Control

SoftLayer was built by developers, for developers. You’re in complete control.

Technology-Driven

Get the latest industry-leading hardware and software solutions to help you build your vision.


SoftLayer API

The Industry's Most Comprehensive Open API

Our open application programming interface (API) provides system-to-system access with more than 2,200 documented methods across 180 discrete services. Supports SOAP and XML-RPC interfaces, and fully integrates with any third-party or custom application.

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Message Queue

Cost-effective Messaging and Notification For Higher Scalability

Give your applications and workflows a higher level of scalability and automation by taking the bottlenecks out of intra-application and inter-system communications.

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Digital Transcoding

Audio and Video Conversion For Optimizing Content Delivery

Convert audio or video assets into a wide range of formats that are optimized for content delivery. Digital transcoding is free to use for all customers, fully automated, and accessible through the customer portal.

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Email Delivery Service

Highly Scalable Email Relay Solution

Save the time and cost of developing your own email delivery solution or licensing a third-party service. Built on SendGrid™, our email delivery service integrates into applications and services on any SoftLayer bare metal, virtual, or hybrid environment.

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SoftLayer Development Network

Developer Community and Knowledge Base for the SoftLayer API

Search for specific API services and methods, read development-focused blogs, and connect with other developers to share tips, ideas, and best practices.

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