SoftLayer Development Network

Home of all the documentation you need for leveraging the SoftLayer API.

Our API provides direct control over every aspect of every SoftLayer service, as well as your SoftLayer customer account. And when we say every, we mean every .

So learn more now about using the API to manage your SoftLayer environment, integrate the SoftLayer API with other APIs, and more. And connect with other developers to share tips, ideas, and best practices.

Language Guides

While the SoftLayer API can be used with any programming language that has supports the SOAP, XML-RPC, or REST protocols, we have created these API clients to help you get started.

Object Storage

With the release of SoftLayer Object Storage, we wanted to integrate brand-unique, value-added features on top of the already comprehensive tools that have been set in place to provide a first-in-class product for our customers.

Latest Blog Posts

August 31, 2015
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Portal Fixes a bug preventing editing of storage groups for quotes and orders. Fixed input validation on forward zone creation to allow for long gTLDs API Improved punycode validation for domain names. ... read more
August 27, 2015
bpotter
The ability to order bare metal servers is one of the unique advantages of the SoftLayer cloud. But bare metal servers are inherently more complicated than virtual server infrastructures (VSI) because there are many more choices. A subset of the common bare metal servers can be ordered fairly easily using the SoftLayer_Hardware::createObject method. If that’s sufficient for you, you can stop reading this article right here. If you only need to order one type of custom bare metal server, you don't need most of the detail that follows. ... read more
August 26, 2015
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Portal Fixed an issue preventing access to Digital Transcoding if never accessed before API Prevent grouped network components from being disconnected Added a lastResponseDate to the ticket object. This lastResponseDate represents the last time a customer facing response was added to the ticket. This is exposed sldn. ... read more