Innovative Open Source interoperability toolkit provides any-platform access and support for all major Cloud service providers

Forest Hill, MD – 15 February 2012 – The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the
all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of nearly 150 Open
Source projects and initiatives, today announced that Apache Deltacloud
has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project
(TLP), signifying that the Project’s community and products have been
well-governed under the ASF’s meritocratic process and principles.
Deltacloud defines a RESTful Web Service application programming
interface (API) for interacting with Cloud service providers and
resources in those clouds in a unified manner. In addition, it consists
of a number of implementations of this API for the most popular Clouds
such as Amazon, Eucalyptus, GoGrid, IBM, Microsoft, OpenStack,
Rackspace, and more. In addition to the API server, the project also
provides client libraries for a wide variety of languages.
are thrilled to have the project's growth and maturity recognized by
The Apache Software Foundation," said David Lutterkort, Chair of the
Apache Deltacloud Project Management Committee and Principal Software
Engineer at Red Hat., "Deltacloud has shown the value of vendor-neutral
cloud management API's, and we are excited that, as an Apache Top-Level
Project, we will continue to provide choice to cloud users; graduation
is a great milestone for our community."
between clouds will be critical in the coming years and Deltacloud
enables developers to only have to code towards one API," said Mark
Worsey, CIO and EVP of Technology at GoGrid. "At GoGrid, we feel it is
extremely important to continue openness within the cloud community and
provide APIs that are accessible, useful and adopted by other 3rd party
libraries like Deltacloud."
is another example of how open source development continues to drive
cloud innovation and development," said Tim Cramer, Vice President of
Engineering at Eucalyptus Systems.
delivers an elegant ReST API, focused on exposing the differences
between cloud services. jclouds and Deltacloud have a strong history
together, starting with collaborating on abstraction design in 2009,
spiking with our interface to Deltacloud released last year. I'm excited
to see Deltacloud's graduation, and looking forward to more shared code
this year,
" said Adrian Cole, founder of and CTO jclouds at
proposed for development within the ASF by Lutterkort in May 2010,
Deltacloud was seeded with code developed by Red Hat. Since then, the
project has continued to innovate by expanding both its committer base
and the diversity of clouds it can manage.
Availability and Oversight
Deltacloud software is released under the Apache License v2.0, and is
overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to the project. A
Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the Project’s day-to-day
operations, including community development and product releases. Apache
Deltacloud source code, documentation, mailing lists, and related
resources are available at
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