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This is the slide-deck of a talk given at London CloudCamp on 24th September which discusses the need for a multi-cloud storage API and presents the current options....

This is the slide-deck of a talk given at London CloudCamp on 24th September which discusses the need for a multi-cloud storage API and presents the current options.

For more details on the SMEStorage multi-cloud API then please see http://code.google.com/p/smestorage/

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    The Need For Multi Cloud Storage Api The Need For Multi Cloud Storage Api Presentation Transcript

    • The need for a Multi-Cloud Storage API September 2009
    • There are many Storage Clouds
    • And many Social Storage Clouds
    • All are silo’d in their API access S3 Mosso Box.net
    • Having support for Multiple Clouds is an enabler for:-
      • Importing and Exporting Data from Different Clouds
      • An enabled for ‘choice’ ability to easily move clouds based on things such as price, SLA etc – stop vendor lock-in
      • Syncing Clouds Automatically
      • Having Cloud Fail-over – Primary & backup Clouds for HA of data
      • Having a Single View
    • What Choices are there ?
    • Zcloud API
      • Sponsored by Zmanda, available at http://zmanda.github.com/libzcloud/
      • The zcloud library provides a generic C API for cloud operations
      • Extendable via plug-ins
    • JClouds
      • Is available from Google Code - http://code.google.com/p/jclouds/
      • Java API to help you use cloud infrastructure (not just for storage)
      • Currently Amazon S3 & Google App Engine is supported with more coming via plug-in architecture
    • CloudLoop
      • CloudLoop is a universal, open-source Java API and command-line tool for cloud storage ( http://www.cloudloop.com/ )
      • It lets you store, manage, and sync your data
      • Currently supports Amazon S3, Eucalyptus, Nirvanix, RackSpace Cloud Files, Sun Cloud
    • SimpleCloud
      • Is available at http://www.simplecloud.org/
      • Promoted by Zend, the API’s aim is to bring cloud technologies to PHP
      • Encompasses file storage, doc storage and simple queues
      • See Amazon S3 example at http://bit.ly/KJoup
    • SMEStorage Multi-Cloud API
      • Is available from Google Code - http://code.google.com/p/smestorage/
      • API provides a unified REST API for Clouds (S3, CloudFiles, Box.net, MobileMe, Gmail, Email, FTP, WebDav, Box.net, Google Docs, Evernote)
      • Can be used as a Service Provider Interface (SPI) to Cloud Storage
      • Has value added services such as file system features, email backup, import/ export, Cloud Sync, and much more
    • Thank you
          • www.SME Storage .com