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A Practical Approach to Cloud IaaS with IBM SoftLayer: Presentations Guide by Sebastian Szumczyk, Marie Joy Salazar, Adrian Moti, Alejandro Morales, Gerardo Menegaz, Dr. Andrew Hoppe, Adrian Doroiman, Mihai Criveti, Jeff Budnik, Aram Avetisyan, Thomas Andersen, Daniel Aguado

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Automating cloud management with APIs
This unit covers the following topics:
API values and usage
 – What is the purpose of having an API?
 – What is the value in using an API?
The API implementation in SoftLayer
 – Types of APIs
 – Structure of APIs
 – Common usage scenarios
12.1 What you should be able to do
Upon completion of this unit, students should be able to do the following:
Explain the concept of an API
Explain the value of APIs
Explain the SoftLayer API structure
Describe the different types of SoftLayer APIs
Explain how to use ...

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