IBM® Cloud Infrastructure Center APIs
The OpenStack software has industry-standard interfaces that are released under the terms of the Apache License. The IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center interfaces are a subset of OpenStack northbound APIs. A number of interfaces were added or extended to enhance the capabilities that are associated with the IBM z/VM® platform.
You can use several types of interfaces to build solutions on top of the IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center:
Supported OpenStack APIs - These APIs are a subset of the APIs provided by OpenStack and can be used with the IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center without any modifications.
Extended OpenStack APIs - These APIs are a subset of the APIs provided by OpenStack, but their functions are extended by the IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center.
IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center APIs - These APIs do not exist in OpenStack and are exclusive to the IBM Cloud Infrastructure Center.
The APIs are available in the following two formats:
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