Software engineering notes

sdforum: cloud services SIG 2 (cloud wizard)

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– meta

— opensource cross-cloud scripting

— written in python

— floats over amazon, mosso, gogrid, etc.

– why python?

— java’s written by committee

— 3000+ packages already written

– design

— cloud object

— authentication

— lists services available

— config files

— service obj

— list to see the types

— device obj

— reboots and deletes

— runs file services

— shell access

– features

— storage: s3, nirvanix

— DB: SDB, Bigtable, etc

— will also run dreamhost pseudo server

– contribute

— bsd license, which won’t go away like a gpl license

– QA

— advantages of python? shell-like

— choices for management tools?

— rightscale, cohesiveft, ylastic, scalar, cavoo, coolparty, elastra

Written by Erik

February 24, 2009 at 8:51 pm

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