Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

The Need For Multi Cloud Storage Api


Published on

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

Published in: Technology, Business
  • Be the first to comment

The Need For Multi Cloud Storage Api

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