Using ACL’s in Object Storage on SoftLayer

When you are using Object Storage in SoftLayer, there will come a time when you may find you need to share files with other SoftLayer accounts.  Unfortunately, manipulating container ACL's appears to be not supported via the SoftLayer portal.  But, since SoftLayer Object Storage API is compatible with OpenStack Swift - this allows us to solve this … Continue reading Using ACL’s in Object Storage on SoftLayer

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IBM SoftLayer Melbourne PoD open!

As per the press release, IBM SoftLayer Melbourne is open for business as of Tuesday 7th October 2014! Using the SoftLayer API we can create a very short Python script to build a new virtual Ubuntu image in the new Melbourne SoftLayer datacenter. Before you begin you need a SoftLayer account and your API key which … Continue reading IBM SoftLayer Melbourne PoD open!

The elephant in the room of cloud providers

  Of all the tech press cloud articles I read on a daily basis, almost always the comparisons are between AWS, Azure, and Google where the battle for IaaS, PaaS and SaaS market share is happening.  There is the odd exception. But, as far as I am concerned, IBM are well in this race, and definitely … Continue reading The elephant in the room of cloud providers