SoftLayer_Location_Status models the state of any location. SoftLayer uses the following status codes:
*ACTIVE: The location is currently active and available for public usage.
*PLANNED: Used when a location is planned but not yet active.
*RETIRED: Used when a location has been retired and no longer active.
Locations in use should stay in the ACTIVE state. If a locations status ever reads anything else and contains active hardware then please contact SoftLayer support.