aXAPI REST-based Application Programming Interface Integration

A10 Networks Blog

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.

aXAPI Communication

aXAPI Communication

Innovate RESTful Approach To Allow Rapid Deployment

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.

Streamline Processes and Solve Business Issues

With aXAPI, integration is possible for many different applications:

Paul Nicholson
October 4, 2017

About Paul Nicholson

Paul Nicholson brings 24 years of experience working with Internet and security companies in the U.S. and U.K. In his current position, Nicholson is responsible for global product marketing and strategy at San Jose, Calif.-based application networking and security leader A10 Networks. Prior to A10 Networks, Nicholson held various technical and management positions at Intel, Pandesic (the Internet company from Intel and SAP), Secure Computing, and various security start-ups. READ MORE