Nibbles & Bits

Changing the Game – Part 4 – An API Made for Hugging

by | January 10, 2017

Introducing koalAPI(™) – the API that loves to integrate! One of our recent features that has been crucial to our integration efforts – koalAPI.  It allows creating API endpoints inside of ProVision on the fly.

So what does this mean?

An example of this feature is our Observium integration – it has a wealth of information for objects being monitored. With our koalAPI, we can generate on-screen gadgets using Observium’s own API, but depending on what screen the gadget is on, the data will use the relative Resource identifier.

In this example, we can import a hierarchy of objects/devices from Observium (see below):

observium workflow

Now when you go to a Server Section object “server1.6connect.com”, with the Observium Gadget enabled, you can get additional details. This means that with a koalAPI-enabled Gadget, you can:

  • See real-time graphs of Resource CPU utilization (or anything Observium sees)
  • Execute a command on a given Resource (via ProVision Connectors)

https://www.6connect.com/wp-content/uploads/6connect-observium.png

There is more to come as we release more tools for ProVision administrators to build their own functions and upload them to their instance. We also see an opportunity to expand our SDK and have a way for customers, developers and technology partners upload and share them as both free and premium content. Stay tuned for more updates!

“We decided to move our rather complex IP address and DHCP management process to ProVision and it has worked out great for us!! The team at 6connect were very flexible and went above and beyond to accommodate our requirements and helped to make the migration as smooth and hitch free as possible. Kudos to the team @ 6connect!”

Premkumar Subramaniam
Head of R&D
viewquest

“We are excited to be partnering with 6connect to leverage their technology and talent. We particularly admire their long-standing IPv6 contributions and their ability to service and support customers in this area, some who are the largest service provider in the world. The 6connect executive leadership team and technical team are great to work with and we look forward to many partnered projects to help customers address their Cloud, IoT and Security needs with IPv6. Automation, workflow and orchestration are critical to the success of most of these projects and 6connect is well positioned to help our mutual customers in those areas.”

Ed Horley
Co-Founder & CEO
HexaBulid

“Enterprises can struggle managing purposefully segmented DDI architectures with any agility. Our partnership with 6connect empowers customers with complex infrastructures to move faster to service the business while consolidating visibility and control over their estate.”

Andrew Wertkin
Chief Strategy Officer,
BlueCat

“6connect’s approach to automation addresses quite a few challenges with physical and virtual networks – how to improve the agility of your current network infrastructure without sacrificing reliability and adoption of future network technologies.”

Pär Lange
Investment Director
SwissCom

“A customer is looking for an integrated solution from a single vendor for both IPAM and DNS. Through the 6connect reseller program, Secure64 is able to offer the most secure DNS solutions married to a unique combination of IPAM and resource provisioning that customers want. It’s a marriage made in heaven.”

Mark Beckett
VP of Marketing
Secure64

“A huge benefit of working with the 6connect team is that they devoted a lot of resources to get our products integrated so we had the turnkey solution that we could take to market. It was very easy to work with their team to get product integrated and successfully launched.”

Mark Beckett
VP of Marketing
Secure64

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