Tue, 06/04/2013 - 10:16
Posted by: phil

SoftLayer provides two flavors of firewall service that share some API components. Single device firewall solutions are interacted with through the SoftLayer_Network_Component_Firewall service and VLAN firewalls can be accessed with the SoftLayer_Network_Firewall_AccessControlList service.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 09:59
Posted by: klandreth

Today, I am happy to announce two new tools to help interact with SoftLayer environment: a command line tool written with our python client and swftp-chef.

When working with lots of servers, whether that be virtual or hardware, being able to automate tasks can be a blessing. While on a CLI quickly sorting and grepping is common place for those in devOps roles.
If you have found yourself writing something like this, these tools are probably for you...

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 15:52
Posted by: jbrown

Not sure how to integrate all Zend Framework 1.x has to offer into your existing code? Do you want to know how you can use Zend Framework 1.x without having to fully adopt the MVC architecture? What if you want to begin using MVC later? This article will present ideas and examples on how you can integrate Zend Framework 1.x alongside your existing codebase with minimal need for future re-factoring.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:35
Posted by: phil

Users interact with SoftLayer's authortative DNS servers through the SoftLayer_Dns_Domain service. Each SoftLayer_Dns_Domain has a collection of SoftLayer_DNS_Domain_ResourceRecords referenced by the resourceRecords relational property.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:34
Posted by: phil

In the context of the SoftLayer API, SoftLayer Virtual Server Instances(VSIs) are represented by SoftLayer_Virtual_Guest objects. The SoftLayer_Virtual_Guest service allows for interaction with a specific VSI and you are able to interact with all VSIs on your account through the SoftLayer_Account service.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:25
Posted by: phil

"Error Fetching http headers" is a common error to encounter when working with the SLAPI. Fortunately, it is not terribly difficult to avoid. This error most commonly met when working with a large sets of data and can be a bit cryptic, as it seems to imply some sort of connection issue. In truth, it is a client side error provided when a timeout occurs while waiting for a response from the API.

When this error is encountered, there are three common solutions to head off the error by remedying either the timeout directly or how the API returns the results.

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 10:21
Posted by: kmcdonald

Getting started with SoftLayer Object Storage can be a bit daunting. At it's core object storage is an API-driven product, which means integrating it into your solution involves writing code. To remedy that we've spent time finding some of the most popular tools that help you interact with SoftLayer Object Storage.

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 14:08
Posted by: klandreth

Under the cover of darkness we’ve been hard at working making more goodies for you. We’re excited to release Object Storage Backup Script 2.0 which is now available on pypi! That’s right, not only is it up to version 2.0 full of bug fixes and enhancements, but you can now install it via pip which is highly recommended.

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:27
Posted by: pkijowski

SoftLayer Mobile Team is part of the Interface Development group that is dedicated to providing access to [http://www.softlayer.com/about/ SoftLayer global platform]. Our goal is to bring an outstanding user experience by clear presentation of data and friendly navigation through resources right in the palms of our customers.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 12:54
Posted by: phil

The SoftLayer API is a thorough beast...many ins and outs, options and choices. It is aimed to impart the greatest level of control to our customers and partners as possible. Our ordering system is a prime example. With it you are able to not only choose the standard assortment of specifications for a cloud server, but also if you want your storage stored locally vs on a SAN or even how you want us to contact you if there is an issue with a particular CCI...

However with great choice comes great complexity.