As technology breakthroughs in hardware development keep pushing the physical limits for higher capacities and longer reach, it is becoming crucial to use intelligent software tools to maximize the utilization and optimize the resources of the higher-capacity network. APIs provide a simple and easy way to manage network resources while ensuring a smooth integration with IT tools and efficient utilization of IT resources. However, setting a new benchmark in operational efficiencies can be achieved only when coupling Rich APIs with best-in-class hardware to create smart and custom multi-platform/multi-vendor software applications.