The Deltacloud server offers a frontend for the API used by Amazon’s EC2
The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), a non-profit organisation which supports open source projects including Apache HTTP Server, has released the version Apache Deltacloud v1.0.
ASF said Deltacloud provides several Web Service APIs through which users can make a request to a cloud provider in a unified, interoperable manner.
Deltacloud offers a modular architecture offering several choices for users to communicate with Deltacloud and cloud providers it supports.
The Apache Deltacloud project comprises many implementations for the popular Clouds and provides client libraries for different languages.
The Deltacloud server offers three different API frontends: a classic API, based on the API defined by the Deltacloud project itself, a frontend for the Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface standard under development by the Distributed Management Task Force and a frontend for the API used by Amazon’s EC2.
Amazon EC2 front-end can help communicate with a variety of cloud providers using the popular Amazon Web Services interface.
Apache Deltacloud vice president David Lutterkort said the Deltacloud codebase is suited to translating between cloud API’s, making it possible for clients using one API to talk to clouds offering a completely different one.
"Deltacloud makes it possible for clients to use the EC2 API against a VMWare vSphere installation or against OpenStack; similarly, it allows clients to use the CIMI API with Amazon’s Web Services," Lutterkort said.
Apache Deltacloud software is released under the Apache License v2.0.