Erik Carlin from Rackspace sent me a heads up that the new Rackspace CS API
is now live. In the email he also noted that they are planning to open source
both the Servers and Files API specifications later in a separate
According to the CS API press release; The Rackspace Cloud solicited feedback
and conducted intensive testing with its partners and cloud developers to
help ensure that the community shaped the API. With today’s announcement,
users now have control panel and programmatic access to the company’s cloud
infrastructure services: Cloud Servers, Cloud Files and Slicehost.
The Cloud Servers API will introduce four new features including:
Server Metadata – Supply server-specific metadata when an instance is
created that can be accessed via the API.
Server Data Injection – Specify files when instance is created that will be
injected into the server... (more)
5th Cloud Expo in New York This April
To most who watch the cloud computing space telling you that there is an
incredible amount of interest in Cloud Computing is rather obvious. Often
times you'll hear me talking about the opportunities from the pacific rim
nations or the other various emerging economies around the globe. So the fact
that interest in cloud computing is exploding in India shouldn't come as a
surprise, or should it?
India is an interesting place for technology, it's a country that has a
population just slightly smaller than that of China making it the second-most ... (more)
Reuven Cohen's "Elastic Vapor" Blog
Defining what cloud computing is in itself a tough job, the lack of common
cloud methodologies and best practices is making the job even harder. Trying
to find experienced people with knowledge on how to build out a 30,000
machine cloud is nearly impossible, and finding someone who's deployed
hundreds is proving to be almost as difficult.
There is an old saying in the venture capital world that consulting doesn't
scale. As an entrepreneur I'm continually walking the line between making the
short term buck (consulting revenue) versus the long tail... (more)
It's been an interesting year so far for cloud computing "enablers" such as
my firm Enomaly. It's certainly not what I was expecting. The mood for big
business investing in large enterprise "cloud" infrastructures has all but
disappeared. But there is another market segment quickly picking up steam.
Recently I've seen a significant amount of interest from the smaller
traditional VPS style hosting firms looking to create what I call "mini
These mini clouds are similar to traditional virtual private servers, but
instead of using dedicated servers made up a container based ... (more)
A nice spike in traffic to the CCIF today thanks to our friends at F5 (Lori
MacVittie) and Slashdot. In MacVittie's post she asks "Who owns application
delivery meta-data in the cloud?" I found this statement particularly
interesting, in it she says "There is a very real danger, however, that cloud
interoperability and portability specifications will fail to address the very
real need to include all the relevant application and network infrastructure
meta-data necessary to move an application from one cloud to another."
This is exactly the problem we're trying to solve with the CCI... (more)