SoftLayer Introduces Stratos

(Ping! Zine) – SoftLayer Technologies®, the innovative infrastructure-as-a-service provider, today announced that it recently released Stratos, an open-source, brandable implementation of the SoftLayer Customer Portal built upon SoftLayer’s leading open API. SoftLayer resellers and customers can now create a customized user interface featuring their unique corporate identity, providing end users a singly branded user experience.

Stratos is currently supported when locally-installed on a PHP-enabled web server within a SoftLayer data center; support for external access will be available soon. When end users log in, they immediately see a brief summary of their hardware status according to SoftLayer’s monitoring systems, as well as an overview of servers that are approaching their bandwidth allocations. Additional features include:

 User configuration with a username and SoftLayer API key
 Language pack creation and configuration
 Per-user customization of user interface, language, and access level
 Hardware list retrieval with:
o Hardware, software, public network, private network, maintenance network, and service details
o Hardware temperature and fan sensor graphs
o Server reboot via IPMI card, powerstrip, or by IPMI with powerstrip failover

“We’re excited about giving our customers this opportunity to customize their own, feature-rich portal,” said Nathan Day, Chief Technology Officer for SoftLayer. “We developed Stratos to engage our developer and reseller community. Even for those who don’t want a customized portal, Stratos provides a tangible example of what can be done with the SoftLayer API by anyone. We hope it inspires even greater ideas.”

Stratos is available for free download at www.github.com/softlayer/stratos.

SoftLayer’s Reseller Program lets participants offer standard SoftLayer services as well as products not sold directly under the SoftLayer name brand. Resellers receive volume discounts on purchases, setup fees, exclusive services, and more. For more information, visit www.softlayer.com/reseller.

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