The IBM SoftLayer
™ includes a web portal to configure and manage the cloud resources to jump-start your development and test efforts with the Cloud, and SoftLayer APIs that let you control your cloud resources and software programmatically.
You can interact with the IBM SoftLayer
either through a browser or a number of IBM Rational
® tools, which are designed to help developers easily reuse components and collaborate in an efficient application development environment.
For more information about the IBM SoftLayer
, see Overview of IBM SoftLayer
Setting up your account
Parent topic: IBM Collaboration QuickStart for Social Business
Use these step-by-step instructions to set up an account. Developers are required to have a registered account before they can access the IBM
SoftLayer. You can view your account information on the Account page.
Adding an instance of the image
Before you can use IBM
Collaboration QuickStart for Social Business, provision an instance of the image and configure it to your account on the IBM