The SoftLayer_Account_Media_Data_Transfer_Request data type contains information on a single Data Transfer Service request. Creation of these requests is limited to SoftLayer customers through the SoftLayer Customer Portal.
SoftLayer's Data Transfer Request Service allows users to send SoftLayer media devices such as DVDs, CDs, USB hard drives or USB flash/thumb drives. These media can be connected to SoftLayer servers and presented as ISCSI targets for use by the user. Currently, the initial usage period is two weeks and there is no charge for this service. Additional time for maintaining the media for continued may be purchased. Please contact sales for additional information regarding this. Once the usage period has elapsed. SoftLayer will disconnect the media and return it to the user.