The Thunder Series feature aXAPI, a REST-based Application Programming Interface (API), enabling remote interaction from third-party applications to control the server load balancer.
The comprehensive set of instructions available allows management functions to be quickly integrated for maximum flexibility. For example, the third-party applications could simply pull statistics for remote display or react to changing server conditions by dynamically provisioning or de-provisioning resources automatically from A10’s Thunder® Application Delivery Controller (ADC).
The innovative REST-based approach ensures simpler and quicker integration than other vendors’ options to guarantee implementation success.
The aXAPI REST (Representational State Transfer) style XML API differs from other vendors using a traditional SOAP/XML style by:
The benefits of REST versus traditional SOAP/XML-based approaches (more complicated XML approach) are:
The aXAPI also helps the network administrator and developers to communicate and integrate to solve the business issues quickly.
With aXAPI, integration is possible for many different applications: