SolarWinds Orion integration through API interfacing

SolarWinds Orion integration through API interfacing


Procyon Networks has built integration software to feed StackState software with topology data, status information and events.

Who is StackState?
Our customer StackState creates software for its end customers that is used within complex hybrid IT environments. The software collects data from all kinds of source systems and can use artificial intelligence to create connections between devices, applications, events and changes. This way, the impact of a change on the business processes and the root cause of an incident can be quickly determined in advance.

For StackState customers who use SolarWinds as a monitoring system for their network, SolarWinds can be a source system for StackState..

API interfacing by Procyon Networks
Creating a smooth, robust integration requires an understanding of how the software functions “underwater.” Thanks to in-depth knowledge of the SolarWinds API and ICT networks, we can effectively extract data from the SolarWinds database for integration with StackState software..

SolarWinds software integration – steps in development
To achieve an effective integration, Procyon Networks proceeds as follows:

  • Mastering the relevant parts of the StackState software at a functional and especially technical level in a short time
  • Gain insight into StackState's working methods and development standards. The software must fit seamlessly with the way StackState develops and that is why (in this case) a lot of attention is paid to:
    • Object orientation – how the software is structured
    • Automated unit testing – how is the software tested
    • Documentatie – how is documentation done

During every phase and step there is intensive collaboration between StackState and Procyon Networks.

This project is an great example of how the extensive Application Programming Interface (API) that SolarWinds provides can be used in a professional way to enable integration between SolarWinds and other systems.