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Cloud Central Open Cloud Standards Presentation for CloudCamp Sydney 2011

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Cloud Central presentation about open cloud standards, what they are and why they matter.

Kristoffer Sheather from Cloud Central delivered this presentation at CloudCamp Sydney 2011.

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  • 1. Open cloud standards, what they are and why they matterFebruary 25, 2011 Copyright Cloud Central 2011
  • 2. Current State of Play• Today there are many different clouds• Each cloud typically has own unique interface• There is disparity between capabilities• Makes it difficult to develop cross platform• Potential lock in is red flag for end users• Not great for providers or end usersThere needs to be a better way... CloudCentral 2011 - Confidential InformationFebruary 25, 2011 Do Not Distribute Without Prior Written Authorisation
  • 3. How Open Cloud Standards Will Help• Enable interop between clouds• Enable developers to package once, deploy anywhere• Enable tool vendors to support more clouds• Reduce lock in for end users• Leading to wider adoption of cloud services in general• Allow for development of horizontal players CloudCentral 2011 - Confidential Information Do NotFebruary 25, 2011 Distribute Without Prior Written Authorisation
  • 4. What Cloud Standards Exist Today?• Defacto Standards – Amazon EC2 API interface – Amazon S3 API interface• Open Standards – OpenStack Compute – OpenStack Storage – Open Cloud Compute Interface (OCCI) – Common Data Management Interface (CDMI) CloudCentral 2011 - Confidential Information Do NotFebruary 25, 2011 Distribute Without Prior Written Authorisation
  • 5. OpenStack• Consortium of cloud companies led by foundation members Rackspace and NASA• Open source compute and storage stack for building compute and storage clouds• Compute API based on RAX Cloud Servers API• Storage API based on RAX Cloud Files API• Gaining widespread support and momentum CloudCentral 2011 - Confidential InformationFebruary 25, 2011 Do Not Distribute Without Prior Written Authorisation
  • 6. Open Cloud Compute Interface• Open community lead cloud API spec delivered by Open Grid Forum (OGF)• First spec targets IaaS compute• Further specs to target PaaS & SaaS• Focused on Integration, Portability, Interop and Extensibility• Recommended by UK government as the cloud interface for use in G-Cloud CloudCentral 2011 - Confidential InformationFebruary 25, 2011 Do Not Distribute Without Prior Written Authorisation
  • 7. Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI)• Created by storage networking industry association (SNIA)• Open standard to manage and access cloud data storage• Functional interface to create, read, update and delete data elements in storage cloud• Support for block, file and object storage type CloudCentral 2011 - Confidential InformationFebruary 25, 2011 Do Not Distribute Without Prior Written Authorisation
  • 8. Cloud Central and Open Cloud Standards• We believe in open cloud standards• We are a corporate contributor to OpenStack• We are a member of the OCCI working group• We support the CDMI initiative We are releasing our implementation of OpenStack Compute API to beta testers today! CloudCentral 2011 - Confidential InformationFebruary 25, 2011 Do Not Distribute Without Prior Written Authorisation
  • 9. Learn More www.openstack.org www.occi-wg.org cdmi.sniacloud.com open.cloudcentral.com.au Contact: Kristoffer Sheather +61 2 6173 7349 kris@cloudcentral.com.au www.cloudcentral.com.au CloudCentral 2011 - Confidential InformationFebruary 25, 2011 Do Not Distribute Without Prior Written Authorisation
  • 10. It’s our birthday! Join the celebration with a free trial of CloudCentral. Signup up for a CloudCentral service today at www.cloudcentral.com.au and get 30 days free. Just use the code CLOUDCHAMP and experience firsthand how easy it is to operate in the cloud with CloudCentral. CloudCentral 2011 - Confidential InformationFebruary 25, 2011 Do Not Distribute Without Prior Written Authorisation