This webinar gives an introduction to the principles of REST, shows how it can be used to expose programmable APIs on network elements and provides some real world examples from our implementation.
The principles of Representational State Transfer (REST) have gained a strong following since they were described by Roy Fielding in his doctoral dissertation written in 2000. REST’s strength lies in its scalability and generality, allowing it to be used for many types of applications.
The industry has already seen a number of implementations of network management applications that use REST interfaces on the infrastructure management layer, notably OpenStack Quantum and the Sun Cloud API. As a vendor to the vendors, we’ve seen a significant increase in interest around having REST interfaces exposed directly on the network element, be they hardware based or virtual.