On 8 July 2013, IBM® announced the acquisition of SoftLayer, the industry’s only seamlessly unified global cloud computing infrastructure. Security, scalability, and on-demand access to virtual server and storage resources are important to IBM SmartCloud® Enterprise (SCE) customers. SoftLayer delivers global, high-performance cloud computing infrastructure able to support applications at Internet-scale. With SoftLayer's global cloud environment, you can have it all: One portal, one API, and one platform with the stability, support, and trust you have always received through your partnership with IBM.
IBM is encouraging all SmartCloud Enterprise customers and partners to migrate eligible workloads to the SoftLayer cloud environment. To assist in this migration, IBM is providing the use of a fast and easy migration tool to streamline the process. In addition, the IBM team has created a set of information and education resources to help you with your transition to SoftLayer. If you need additional support, contact an IBM representative at Migr8Me@us.ibm.com.
Note: All migrations must be completed no later than 31 January 2014, at which time access to SmartCloud Enterprise will no longer be available.
Find overview and getting started information on migrating to SoftLayer.
- Getting started with migration: Get guidance on how to begin migrating your workload to SoftLayer.
- Frequently asked questions (FAQs): Get answers to common questions about migrating from SCE to SoftLayer.
- Overview of SoftLayer services: Learn about the kinds of services SoftLayer offers.
- Racemi Cloud Path for IBM: Available to all SCE customers at no charge, to migrate your VMs from SCE to SoftLayer.
Have questions? Need help?
Find the resources you need to assist you with your migration.
- Mapping services in SCE to their equivalent services in SoftLayer: Looking for services that you used in SCE? Discover if there is an equivalent service in SoftLayer.
- Mapping SCE VM sizes to equivalent configurations in SoftLayer: See which configurations you can create using the Build Your Own Cloud Server option in SoftLayer to match the configurations in SCE.
The following resources step you through the migration process.
- Migrating Red Hat Enterprise Linux VM instances from SCE to SoftLayer using Racemi Cloud Path service
- Migrating Windows 2008 R2 Server 64-bit VM instances from SCE to SoftLayer using Racemi Cloud Path service
- Migrating a Windows Server VM in a private VLAN in SCE to SoftLayer using Racemi Cloud Path service (info-graphic)
- Manually migrate Linux instances from SCE to SoftLayer
- Migrating an SCE VM to SoftLayer using Racemi Cloud Path service. Video, 8:0 minutes
- Exporting entire VM image contents from SCE to SoftLayer
- Manually migrate Windows Server VM images from SCE to SoftLayer
- Common SCE API use cases translated to equivalent SoftLayer RESTful API implementations
- Working with SoftLayer command line client
- Migrating IBM DB2 Enterprise Developer V9.7.1 64-bit BYOL VMs from SCE to Softlayer using Racemi Cloud Path service
- Migrating IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.0 64-bit BYOL VMs from SCE to Softlayer using Racemi Cloud Path service
- Migrating IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.2 64-bit BYOL VMs from SCE to Softlayer using Racemi Cloud Path service