Object Filters

Used to restrict how much data is returned by your query.

Object Masks

Used to specify which relational properties you would like included in your query.

Message Queue: Exploring Queues

An in depth look at how to work with the SoftLayer Message Queue service.

Message Queue: Exploring Topics


  • Topic -- a parent resource to which subscriptions belong.
  • Topic tags -- a collection of individual tag names that may be helpful in classifying and grouping topics.

SSL Management

3/14/2012: Added the ability to provide SSL offloading to the local Load Balancing service in Softlayer. The load balancing service allows you to manage the offload capability, as well as, access the SSL certificate manager.

CDN Integration – Getting the Information you Need, Faster

With the ObjectStorage product offering, CDN integration comes standard with every account.

API Operations for Search Services

Unique to SoftLayer Object Storage is a comprehensive search tool unlike any you have seen before. SoftLayer’s integrated search service allows users to search the index based on account, container or path and provides numerous parameters to assist in filtering the search results. The Search Service API is built on top of the existing Object Storage API and indexes metadata on accounts, containers, and objects while providing a familiar interface to search the index.

An Introduction to 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. While Object Storage has many features that come standard from the OpenStack Object Storage project (code-named Swift), the additional features we have integrated will bring your storage to the next level.

Implementing SOAP in Perl

Since writing this guide we've created a Perl specific implementation and manual page. Check them out!