The Need For Multi Cloud Storage Api

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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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  • 1. The need for a Multi-Cloud Storage API September 2009
  • 2. There are many Storage Clouds
  • 3. And many Social Storage Clouds
  • 4. All are silo’d in their API access S3 Mosso Box.net
  • 5. 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
  • 6. What Choices are there ?
  • 7. 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
  • 8. 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
  • 9. 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
  • 10. 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
  • 11. 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
  • 12. Thank you
        • www.SME Storage .com