6fusion, the company that standardized the economic measurement of IT infrastructure and cloud services, has announced its first public API. The API allows partners to integrate with 6fusion's UC6 Platform. After integration, partners can utilize 6fusion's Workload Allocation Cube (WAC), the patented metric that measures IT infrastructure consumption. 6fusion envisions the API to be utilized by independent software vendors, cloud suppliers, channel partners and enterprise partners.
"Organizing the global IT infrastructure services market means empowering the buyer to make supportable financial decisions with well-informed data," 6fusion CEO and co-founder John Cowan said in a press release. "Our public API release marks an important milestone."
6fusion aims to inform the market of critical data to drive intelligent IT infrastructure decisions. Price discovery, supply, demand and other factors all play into IT investment, and 6fusion's UC6 platform assists in the decision-making process. Programmatic access to WAC within existing reporting workflows and models should accelerate development and advancement of IT infrastructure.
The API is based on the Hypertext Application Language specification. The API is standards based and was built with a focus on simplicity and flexibility. Public documentation is not currently available. Those interested should email the 6fusion team for more information.
6fusion says it enjoyed positive feedback from its beta customers. For example, the Universal Compute Xchange utilized the API for traded computing contracts delivery and described the API as "critical to our information supply chain." The possibilities of WAC are seemingly endless as cloud computing and IT infrastructure continue to transform at unprecedented rates. A standardized metric to measure efficiency across such infrastructure should provide continued value as companies make IT investments. API access to such measurements should shorten decision-making time and speed up time to market.