Thursday 30th September, 2010
10:00am to 11:00am
What is possible when you can consume compute resources on various hosting providers with nothing more than a python script? This talk will discuss Apache Libcloud, an Apache Incubator project dedicated to building standard interfaces into cloud computing.
Apache Libcloud is a unified interface into many popular cloud providers such as Amazon EC2, GoGrid, 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. Libcloud brings interoperability, visibility, and more importantly scriptability to many standard system administrator tasks.
In addition to providing APIs to manage servers, Libcloud is working on developing a portable Server Image format, so that identical machines can be created on any cloud provider, without a dependency on configuration management tools.
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