SoftLayer in ElasticBox: deployments made easy

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Isn’t freedom a beautiful thing? Think zero lock-in with IaaS and PaaS cloud vendors and cross-cloud workload compatibility. Well, that’s the kind of freedom you experience when you host on the IBM SoftLayer public cloud through ElasticBox.

ElasticBox supports SoftLayer like many popular clouds. Besides SoftLayer, we automate applications and manage their lifecycle on clouds including AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, VMware vCenter, OpenStack, CloudStack, Rackspace, and HP Cloud.

Developers focus on applications

As a developer, you shouldn’t have to care about machine resources or infrastructure provisioning. You care about what matters most like getting your development environment set up fast. You care about deploying and testing complex application stacks quickly. You care about running Jenkins builds to deploy reliably and rapidly in staging and production.

IT operations focus on infrastructure

On the infrastructure side, as IT operations you care about how much resources developer teams consume, how to provision specific services, what ready-to-consume services to provide on top of OS platforms.

Whether you automate through a user interface or do it through API calls, in ElasticBox you provision infrastructure resources through settings that are common to all cloud providers.

Deploying to SoftLayer

SoftLayer deployments are no exceptions. When launching workloads, developers pick Linux or Windows infrastructure resources like the OS image, CPU, memory, SSH key if uploaded to SoftLayer, add local or portable disk space. They choose the closest datacenter location for the best latency and optionally, they can upgrade the instance network port to get the best VM performance.

They can commission, decommission Linux and Windows VMs and manage the lifecycle of applications and services that run on top of them. And do all of this at the click of a button.

At the end of the day, it’s your choice to host on SoftLayer or some other cloud. ElasticBox is here to automate workloads on all of them reliably.

We’re on your side…

Our goal is to keep you focused on innovating with a pace and agility unparalleled. Imagine being able to self-service whatever you need from a catalog and deploy to any cloud, any platform. Now that’s the ultimate freedom innovators like you crave and we strive to provide.

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