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Jan 16, 2022 8:59:35 PM by Kirill Morozov

AWS Cloud control API

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AWS Cloud Control is a unified API that enables developers to automate the management of AWS resources. Amazon Web Service recently released the API. It allows developers to access a centralized API for managing the lifecycle of tons of AWS resources and more third-party resources. With this API, developers will be able to manage the lifecycle of these resources consistently and uniformly, eliminating the need to manage them separately.

Find and update resources.

The API can create, retrieve, update, and delete AWS resources. It can also list resources or check the current resource state. The API contains various resource types representing different AWS services and third-party products that integrate with AWS. For example, the Amazon S3 bucket is a resource type.

The advantage here is that you can make sure that your application will interact with AWS resources without having to code it yourself. For example, the Amazon EC2 service offers many different instance types and sizes, making it hard to develop an application capable of working with all possible EC2 instances. However, by using the EC2 API's you can discover what instance types exist on AWS and how they should be addressed in your application code.

Discover resources and identify resource type schema

The Amazon Web Services control API provides an interface for creating, reading, updating, and deleting AWS resources. This API is used to discover resources and identify resource-type schema.

These API calls allow you to retrieve the descriptive metadata for a specified resource, such as its name, kind, associated tags, or any other user-defined tags. You can also use these API calls to determine the resource type of a specified Amazon EC2 instance image or Amazon EBS volume.

Create and manage resources

The AWS API provides a set of web services that enable you to create and manage AWS resources, such as Amazon EC2 instances, Amazon S3 buckets, and Amazon DynamoDB tables. You can use the API when you need programmatic or automated access to AWS resources.

The AWS API enables you to control your AWS resources with simple HTTP requests, which means you can automate many of the tasks that you would otherwise have to perform manually. Because AWS uses REST-based access, you can also use any programming language and development environment that support HTTP calls to integrate it into your application infrastructure.

Expose AWS resources to clients  

There are many reasons you might want to expose new AWS resources to your customers automatically. Maybe you want to give them a self-service way to create their own IAM policies and roles, or you need to launch a new database for them and don't want them to have to contact you.

Whatever the case may be, it is possible through the AWS Cloud control API. The API was designed for this exact use case: automating things so that customers can do it themselves without going through support.

One of the most common use cases is creating additional security groups for an EC2 instance. To illustrate this, imagine that our company has launched an EC2 instance with two security groups: one for public access and another for internal access only.

When customers launch an EC2 instance with our AMI, they will default to the public security group. However, they may want the option to change this group type at run time, depending on their needs. They could request this change via email or chat, but it's much more convenient if they can just do it themselves!

Provision resources with third-party infrastructure tools

Cloud control APIs let you provision AWS resources with third-party tools. These tools can be used to manage infrastructure as code (IaC). You can manage your resources through configuration files and scripts. These scripts are versioned and executed by CI/CD system.

The Cloud control API provides a consistent interface for provisioning cloud resources across multiple regions with different partners. It minimizes errors while creating order management and deployment in the AWS cloud.

In a nutshell

Cloud control API helps developers automate many routine tasks associated with cloud computing. Tasks like creating on-demand instances or deleting them when they are no longer needed can be automated using the Cloud control API. This makes it easier for developers to focus on writing their own applications without having to worry about every little detail that comes with managing operations in the cloud.

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