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SoftLayer Sample Apps Show Flexibility of Open API

February 17, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer Sample Apps Show Flexibility of Open API 

Hosting BlogSoftLayer Technologies®, the innovation leader in cloud, dedicated, and hybrid hosting recently released sample code for Windows® 7 and Mac OS® X apps for monitoring SoftLayer server information. The sample code showcases the versatility and robustness of the company’s leading open Application Protocol Interface (API).

“The Windows 7 Desktop Gadget and Mac OS X Dashboard Widget are great examples of the creative solutions that are possible with our comprehensive API,” said Stephen Johnson, Director of Interface Development for SoftLayer. “It features more than 100 fully-automated provisioning and management services that accommodate the needs of both casual developers and serious IT professionals—truly unleashing the power and flexibility of cloud computing.”

SoftLayer customers can leverage the API to create custom applications or control processes of any size, from small tools like the desktop gadgets to large-scale, infrastructure management workflows that automatically add servers to an environment when demand peaks. The API supports the use of SOAP, REST, and XML-RPC interfaces, and—as an open, standards-based platform—can fully integrate with any third-party or custom application.

“The automation and control is all there, just waiting for the innovative ways our customers will choose to use it,” said Mr. Johnson.

Further details on the SoftLayer API and implementation guidance can be found through the SoftLayer Development Network (SLDN), and its comprehensive blog, wiki, and forums. SLDN brings together SoftLayer engineers, IT professionals, and hobbyists to collaborate on ideas and exchange expertise about the SoftLayer API and how it interfaces with SoftLayer backend systems.

About SoftLayer Technologies
SoftLayer is the innovation leader in on-demand Web hosting and data center services. As the largest hosting company in the world, SoftLayer lets customers create dedicated, cloud, or seamless hybrid computing environments, leveraging the company’s world-class data center facilities in Dallas, Houston, Seattle, and Washington D.C., and network Points of Presence nationwide. SoftLayer integrates and automates all elements of its platform, empowering enterprises of any size with complete control, security, scalability, and ease-of-management via a leading Customer Portal and Open API. For more information, please visit www.softlayer.com or call 866.398.7638. Read more

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