The VMware vCloud API provides support for developers who are building interactive clients of the Compute Service available in the vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand service option and who are using a RESTful application development style.

vCloud API clients communicate with servers over HTTP, exchanging representations of vCloud objects. These representations take the form of XML elements. You use HTTP GET requests to retrieve the current representation of an object, HTTP POST and PUT requests to create or modify an object, and HTTP DELETE requests to delete an object.