SteelScript Overview | Riverbed | US


The Open APIs and Developer Tools to Customize and Automate Application Performance Infrastructure from Riverbed.

Open APIs facilitate programmability, interoperability, and intelligence across the Riverbed Application Performance Platform and partner ecosystem so that customers can automate the analysis and resolution of performance issues across their IT infrastructure and for their unique business needs.

The network will evolve into an automated system that requires APIs and SDKs to stitch together the constituent parts. - “Networking predictions for 2013”, Forrester, Andre Kindness, July 2012

SteelScript helps you get the most out of your investment

Riverbed Open APIs give developers access to metrics and configuration controls of Riverbed application performance infrastructure. Begin customizing and automating the analysis and resolution of performance issues across your IT infrastructure today!

What are REST APIs?

Application programming interfaces (APIs) allow software developers to write applications that communicate with other systems and services. APIs may expose data or metrics from the system or service, as well as configuration options and system status.

REST APIs allow access via HTTP and usually use JSON or XML for data. It is a popular style for defining APIs because of its ease of use for both clients and servers. The term REST (Representational State Transfer) describes a general architectural style and a RESTful API uses just the basic methods of HTTP for interacting with a service.

Features and benefits

Riverbed has a wide range of APIs for its application performance infrastructure solutions, including RESTful APIs. They are the foundation for Riverbed's developer tools, including SteelScript for Python and the SteelScript Application Framework.

With Riverbed Open APIs, you can access metrics and configuration controls of Riverbed application performance infrastructure. This allows you to customize how you consume metrics and automate configuration, including:

  • Exporting indexed packets from SteelCentral NetShark for custom analysis
  • Customizing your view of network traffic data from SteelCentral NetProfiler alongside IT ticketing data

Get more out of your Riverbed investment with Open APIs

Our Open APIs give you the option to extend the value of your Riverbed infrastructure with customization, integration, and automation.

With APIs, you can write software that automates processes. This saves time and effort, while producing more consistent results.

What's new in SteelScript 0.9

Read about how Riverbed continues to make it easier to customize analysis, share code, and authenticate users in SteelScript 0.9. 

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Use Cases

SteelScript for Software-Defined Data Centers

Virtualization has transformed the way IT builds, manages, and delivers applications. Your operations teams can quickly spin up virtual machines by the thousands. But as more services and functions become virtualized, the orchestration of multiple component life cycles becomes overwhelming.

SteelScript for Custom IT Applications

Manually stitching together data and metrics from across your infrastructure and applications is painful. APIs make it possible to pull that data into a "single pane of glass". But you need an application flexible enough to meet your custom requirements.