IBM SoftLayer has been recommended by various stakeholders as an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider. It can certainly be viewed as such. It provides a lot of automation tools out of the box, as well as the ability for customers to bring their own automation tools to integrate with the SoftLayer application programming interface […]
When we think of cloud, two words quickly come to mind with respect to resources: virtualized and shared. We also immediately think of a scale out model—horizontal scaling. If you want to handle more load, add more machines. What about scale up? With SoftLayer, that is not an obstacle anymore. There is a choice of […]
When it comes to firewall options, SoftLayer has an embarrassment of riches.
Service-oriented architecture (SOA) has been a major concept in the evolution of information technology. There have been a lot of discussions and hype around it over the past decade. The hype has shifted to cloud computing, but the principles of SOA are still vitally important. The service orientation is fundamental for most paradigms of cloud computing.