About the APIs

You can manage your resources in the OUTSCALE Cloud using different application programming interfaces (APIs).

Other tools are also available to manage your resources, including the web interface Cockpit. For more information, see Cloud Tools.


3DS OUTSCALE exposes its public API. This API is the primary mean to manage your resources in the OUTSCALE Cloud, as all OUTSCALE features are developed for this API first.

The OUTSCALE API is accessible from a single endpoint for all services.

The documentation of the OUTSCALE API can be accessed here.

An OpenAPI description is also available in this GitHub repository.

AWS-Compliant APIs

3DS OUTSCALE also provides APIs that are compliant with Amazon Web Services (AWS). These APIs are accessible from different endpoints depending on the service.

For more information about call compatibilities between the APIs developed by 3DS OUTSCALE and the APIs developed by AWS, see AWS Compatibility Matrix.

The documentations of the AWS-compliant APIs can be accessed via the following links:

Differences in Resource Names

Some resources use different names in AWS APIs than in the OUTSCALE API. The following table presents the differences.

OUTSCALE Resource Corresponding AWS or AWS-Compliant Resource

client gateway

customer gateway


Direct Connect connection or DirectLink connection

DirectLink interface

private virtual interface

Internet service

internet gateway


key pair or keypair

NAT service

NAT gateway


Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

Net access point

VPC endpoint

Net peering

VPC peering connection

network interface card (NIC)

elastic network interface (ENI) or flexible network interface (FNI)

public IP

Elastic IP (EIP) or External IP (EIP)


Availability Zone (AZ)

virtual gateway

virtual private gateway

virtual machine (VM)


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