Apps Show Flexibility of Softlayer’s Open API
Web host and data center SoftLayer recently released sample code for Windows® 7 and Mac OS® X apps for monitoring SoftLayer server information.
Customers of SoftLayer can use the API to create custom applications or control processes of any size like the desktop gadgets to larger-scale infrastructure management workflows that automatically add servers to an environment when demand peaks. The API supports the use of SOAP, REST, and XML-RPC interfaces, and—as an open, standards-based platform—can fully integrate with any third-party or custom application.
“The Windows 7 Desktop Gadget and Mac OS X Dashboard Widget are great examples of the creative solutions that are possible with our comprehensive API,” said Stephen Johnson, Director of Interface Development for SoftLayer. “It features more than 100 fully-automated provisioning and management services that accommodate the needs of both casual developers and serious IT professionals—truly unleashing the power and flexibility of cloud computing.”