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.

Supported SLAPI Clients

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

April 15, 2014
SoftLayer offers free vulnerability scans with all servers. When utilized through the customer portal, it will run a scan on the primary IP for the given server. Because vulnerabilities and misconfiguration are a fact of life in server administration, SoftLayer recommends running scan regularly to keep you you up-to-date on security risks that may impact your server. Automating regular vulnerability scans can become effortless when using the SoftLayer API. ... read more
April 10, 2014
We're excited to announce the initial release of the knife-softlayer Ruby gem. ... read more
March 10, 2014
DevOps adoption rate has substantially increased in the last couple of years across all organization sizes due to the real business value that DevOps provides in terms of agility. Automation of application installation in the cloud is an important aspect in DevOps. Traditionally, automation has been achieved via writing shell scripts. These were sufficient to manage smaller applications, but more complex runtimes required the scripts to be written in higher-level programming languages like Perl, Python and Ruby. ... read more

Latest Forum Discussions

Gentlemen, Has anyone been successful in automating IPV6 PTR? I am unsure whether it is...
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