RedHat has launched a new open-source project in relation to Cloud Computing : the Delta Cloud. It can be seen as a cloud broker between the end-user access device and the various clouds computing solutions today. Currently each cloud provider is introducing it’s own API to interact with. RedHat’s Delta Cloud now tries to fill this gap by introducing a open-source project which will act as a doorway to multiple clouds. Currently public clouds like Amazons EC2 and solutions based on RedHat Enterprise Virtualization based private clouds are supported. Support for VMware based private clouds and Rackspace will be added soon.
For more information about the subject go to the Deltacloud projet site here.
Purpose of this Delta Cloud is to protect applications agains “cloud API changes and incompatibilities”. It should create a an ecosystem of developers, tools, scripts and applications that can interoperate across the public and private clouds available today. For example : You can start building applications build through the Delta Cloud API in your private cloud. And without any changes move this application to a public cloud. Interoperability in your hands!