Following in the slipstream of the open-source lidcloud project, Red Hat has unveiled its own effort to create a single programming interface for a wide range of so-called infrastructure clouds, including Amazon's EC2 and the Rackspace Cloud. Yesterday, the commercial Linux outfit unveiled a new open-source project dubbed …
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""A cloud broker if you will, with drivers that map the API to both public clouds like EC2, and private virtualized clouds based on VMWare and Red Hat Enterprise Linux with integrated KVM.""
A Virtually Imposing Pimp .... and Vitally Important Pump...... for AI Viral Dumpsters and Toxic Scrubbers........ which is one Cloud Application Floating in the AIMarket Trailing and Trialing BetaWareFare for New Cloud Systems Brokerage Brokering/Establishment Selling if you will, and when you can. Meanwhile, in A.N.Other CloudDevelopment, ....
A public cloud supplier whose service is omitted from Red Hat's API tools sues them for screwing their trade by anticompetitive practices.
This is an "all or nothing" one for the public stuff guys, anything else is a lawsuit looking for a place to happen.
Well, assuming this is all open saucy, any supplier who wanted to be included need do nothing but submit their particular implementation code to the project. This is the great strength of OSS, nobody can be excluded.
Having said that, this whole cloud circus is just one big old pile of meh. In five years it will be mostly forgotten outside of the few niche services it is suited to.