# Cloud Cluster Management API Advanced
The Typesense Cloud Cluster Management API lets you programmatically provision clusters, instead of having to click buttons in the Typesense Cloud Web Console.
If you're familiar with AWS or GCP, a good analogy for what the Typesense Cloud Cluster Management API lets you do, is what the AWS/GCP REST APIs allow you to do: provision resources, manage their lifecycle, access control, etc. programatically, instead of having to click on buttons in the AWS / GCP Web Console.
# What You Can Do with this API
The Cloud Cluster Management API lets you do the following operations on Typesense Cloud:
- Provision new clusters
- Terminate clusters
- Generate API Keys for clusters
- Update select attributes of the cluster (Name, Auto Upgrade Capacity)
Once you provision a cluster via this API, you'll then use the hostname(s) returned by this API to connect to your cluster's Typesense Server API directly to index your data and search on it.
Here's an architecture diagram that shows you how the Typesense Cloud Management API fits into the picture: