by Alex Polvi
This talk will discuss libcloud, a unified interface into many popular cloud providers such as Amazon EC2, Slicehost, and Rackspace. libcloud was created to address the problem that each cloud hosting provider provides a proprietary, slightly different, implementation of their API for accessing resources. It's almost as bad as the browser wars! With libcloud, a developer can develop once, then create and manage servers across all of these providers. libcloud is an important step towards true interoperability between server providers. It is currently part of the Apache Software Foundation Incubator.
On top of libcloud, this discussion will cover:
* Open APIs - each provider is "open sourcing" their API, what does this mean?
* Open Images - without an open image format, can portability truly exist?
* Standard Interfaces - CCIF, OCCI, libcloud, oh my! What tools are available today to build on an open cloud?
* CloudHackers - There is a group of developer focused solely on cloud technology, what are they building?
1st–4th June 2010