Bare Metal Servers

Build a bare metal server with your choice of processor(s), hard drive configuration, RAM, port speed, and more.

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Virtual Servers

Select the cores, storage, and RAM you need in your virtual server, and we'll deploy it in 5 to 15 minutes.

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Cloud Storage

Scale your storage infrastructure on demand while controlling your costs with SoftLayer object storage.

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The SoftLayer API

Get automated.

We don’t just have an API. We started with the API, giving it more than 3,000 documented methods across 180 discrete services. Our internal management system and our customer portal was built specifically to use it.

All customers have full, free access to our entire automated portfolio of services—from management and monitoring to information retrieval from SoftLayer accounting, inventory, and DNS systems.


Control every aspect and action on your SoftLayer infrastructure via API.


We support SOAP, XML-RPC, or REST protocols, C#, PERL, PHP, Python, Ruby, and API clients.

Granular Control

Manage integration and access with more than 3,000 documented methods across 180 discrete services.

SoftLayer Development Network

Developer Community and Knowledgebase for the SoftLayer API

Search for specific API services and methods, read development-focused blogs, and connect with other developers to share tips, ideas, and best practices at the SoftLayer Development Network (SLDN).

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Object Storage Control

Service-specific Optimization

Additional APIs built specifically for SoftLayer object storage services provide extended features and functionality.

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