Using REST API for Management Integration

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Sunday, September 20, 2015
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Integration is key to managing storage systems today. Customers do not want a vendor lock-in or vendor specific management tools. They want to use their best in class management tools and have various storage systems integrate into their management tools. A REST API to your storage system is an absolute must in today's market. REST is the common denominator for management integration. Fortunately it is rather simple to create a REST API. It is a little harder to get one just right and to get the documentation done in a usable form.

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What is a REST API? How are they different from previous API protocols? Why are they so useful?
Technology Primer for REST
How to build a REST API
Documentation Standards
Using a REST API as a client