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How to Answer
This is a hybrid technical and operational question. It requires you to be familiar with the technology used in this profession and how it is employed. When responding to this type of question, you should continue to keep your answers brief and to the point. The interviewer will ask a follow-up question if they need additional information or want to explore the topic in more detail.
"Application Programming Interfaces, or APIs, are used in a cloud environment the same way they are in software applications. Their primary purpose is to eliminate the necessity to write programs that connect the cloud services to applications, tools, and utilities. This facilitates communication between these resources and the services provided by the cloud. The availability of APIs also increases the number of applications users can access through the cloud."