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 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

01/27/2016 - 12:10
Posted by: rtiffany

In this article we will go over a few of the more common billing related API questions we have received, and provide some REST examples on how to gather information from the SoftLayer API. Being able to understand the SoftLayer billing API can be key to planning your budget, as well as tracking usage and spending trends.

01/26/2016 - 14:28
Posted by: rtiffany

Load Balancing is a way to distribute processing and communications evenly across multiple servers within a data center so that a single device does not carry an entire load. SoftLayer Load Balancing enables customers to employ a variety of balancing methods to distribute traffic, including persistent and non-persistent options, that can be changed, activated and deactivated at any time.

01/13/2016 - 17:48
Posted by: smandrews

In light of the upcoming legacy storage device End of Life preparation, this how-to for mounting object storage as a drive in your Windows server can help ease the pain.

08/27/2015 - 14:43
Posted by: 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.

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01/27/2016 - 12:10
Posted by: rtiffany

In this article we will go over a few of the more common billing related API questions we have received, and provide some REST examples on how to gather information from the SoftLayer API.

01/26/2016 - 14:28
Posted by: rtiffany

Load Balancing is a way to distribute processing and communications evenly across multiple servers within a data center so that a single device does not carry an entire load.

01/13/2016 - 17:48
Posted by: smandrews

In light of the upcoming legacy storage device End of Life preparation, this how-to for mounting object storage as a drive in your Windows server can help ease the pain.