Riverbed Offers Developer Tools, APIs for Customization
The company wants to let IT staffs more easily customize how they use Riverbed application performance products in their networking infrastructures.Riverbed Technology officials are looking to make it easier for businesses to fit the company's application performance tools into their environments. Riverbed is offering IT professionals a set of developer tools and new product capabilities that will enable them to customize their infrastructures to meet their particular business demands and to give end users the best experience possible. The new developer tools—which includes a Python software development kit (SDK) and a number of REST-based APIs, all under the Flyscript moniker—will be supported by Splash, Riverbed's online community. The new offerings are designed to give businesses and IT staffs the tools they need to more easily bring Riverbed's application acceleration and management capabilities into their networking infrastructure, and integrate their own products with Riverbed offerings, Christopher White, senior director of Riverbed Technology Council, told eWEEK. The tools and product enhancements, announced March 11, are in response to growing demand from customers for tools to give them a more programmable infrastructure, White said. "We've had several customers say they need these APIs," he said. "It's opening the door to our products."
The new Flyscript developer tools not only enable integration and automation within Riverbed's platform, but also with third-party tools and customers' own proprietary software, according to Riverbed officials. The tools touch on everything from scripting and automation to integration and visibility, and dovetail with efforts around software-defined networks (SDNs) and software-defined data centers (SDDCs), White said.