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From Sally Khudairi ...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Deltacloud™ v1.0
Date Wed, 01 Aug 2012 13:00:25 GMT
NOTE: this announcement is also available online at http://s.apache.org/qG

Open Source Cloud interoperability toolkit adds EC2 Compatibility frontend

Forest Hill, MD –1 August 2012– The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the
all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of nearly 150 Open
Source projects and initiatives, today announced Apache Deltacloud™ v1.0.

Deltacloud provides several Web Service APIs for interacting with Cloud
service providers and resources in a unified, interoperable manner. In
addition, the project comprises many implementations for the most popular
Clouds and provides client libraries for a wide variety of languages.

"The release of version 1.0 is a logical step in the evolution of
project," said David Lutterkort, Vice President of Apache Deltacloud. "The
native Deltacloud API has reached a level of maturity that makes calling
this release 1.0 very appropriate."

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 now a frontend for the API used by
Amazon's EC2.

"The EC2 frontend really just started as a 'let's see how hard this can be'
prototype - we found that it was actually quite easy to add that additional
API to Deltacloud. The Deltacloud codebase is very well suited to
translating between cloud API's, making it possible for clients using one
API to talk to clouds offering a completely different one," added
Lutterkort. "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. It goes a
long way towards avoiding lock-in on the cloud API level."

Availability and Oversight
Apache Deltacloud software is released under the Apache License v2.0, and
is overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to the
project. A Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the Project's
day-to-day operations, including community development and product
releases. Apache Deltacloud source code, documentation, mailing lists, and
related resources are available at http://deltacloud.apache.org/.

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees nearly one
hundred fifty leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server —
the world's most popular Web server software.
 Through the ASF's
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Members and 3,500 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely
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