Application Programming Interface (API) is a set of tools and protocols for integrating services and features. It simplifies programming by abstracting the underlying implementation and only exposing those major objects or actions the developer needs. Cloud API, thus, serves as a gateway or interface that provides direct and indirect cloud infrastructure and software services to users. The complicated command setting is reduced and providing a full picture of cloud condition to non-specialist users. Cloud users can also be benefited from faster platform access and a more efficient management of platform security with APIs.
One of the most popular type of API is REST (Representational State Transfer), also known as RESTful API, it can be used over nearly any protocol. REST is a logical choice for building APIs which allow users to connect to, manage and interact with cloud services in a distributed environment. One key advantage of REST APIs is that they provide a great flexibility, data is not tied to any resource or methods which allow user to manage different types of calls. In fact, RESTful APIs are used by global brands like Amazon, Google, LinkedIn and Twitter.
LayerStack RESTful API gives clients maximum control over their cloud management and provides an easy way to build and adjust the cloud servers programmatically. On LayerPanel, a new cloud server can be purchased and deployed in 3mins without any complicated command setting. The Operation System (include custom ISO) and Firewall setting can be easily configured on panel. Moreover, user can guard server health and track with the CPU and RAM usage, disk read/write, and bandwidth usage, through a simple web-based interface.
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Furthermore, LayerStack API is effective tools for businesses because it supports multi-users, cloud owner can set different access authorities for different parties to work in a single cloud environment with user permission management. LayerStack commits to provide our valued customers with superior cloud experience, with the powerful support of LayerPanel, more useful and innovative cloud features can be developed and released in the coming future in order to make further improvements on customers’ work effectiveness and efficiency.
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