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Avoid Trap Of Proprietary Cloud Tooling: Use Simple API

Article Source InformationWeek's Open Source Weblog
October 21, 2009, 3:11 pm

What's the first thing you should do if you're thinking of developing software for cloud computing? At ZendCon, Zend Technologies user group yesterday, three members of a five member panel answered the same way: adopt Simple Cloud API, the open source cloud services interface.

Simple API for Cloud Application Services was announced Sept. 22 as an open source project for cross cloud operations. If you adopt Simple API, your application will be able to call the same service from different clouds. If you need storage in the cloud, build the Simple API for storage services into your application and you will be able to use storage in either Amazon EC2 or Nirvanix Storage Delivery Network. Amazon doesn't provide support for Simple API the way Nirvanix does, but the Eucalyptus open source code project has generated an open source version of its S3 storage API that can stand in...

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