Promising cloud technology investigation

Registered by Thierry Carrez on 2009-05-06

The open source world is vibrant with new cloud technology projects getting created, and Ubuntu needs to watch those projects to stay on top of cloud technology. This session will focus on specific promising projects and attempt to define Ubuntu's strategy with respect to them.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Rick Clark
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Thierry Carrez
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
None
Definition:
Superseded
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Informational Informational
Milestone target:
None
Completed by
Thierry Carrez on 2009-11-26

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UDS discussion notes:

== Intro ==
 * Lots of new Open Source projects explore Cloud technology
 * Ubuntu should be a leader in this space and stay on top of that ecosystem

== EWSTools ==
 * Re-write of EC2 tools.

== Nifty Name ==
 * A virtual datacenter platform.
 * Private cloud.
 * Infrastructure as a Service
   * Some Platform as a Service features.
 * Still in early stages.
 * Components
   * Zinn client (CLI, GUI)
   * Zinn (zone manager)
     * trust and auth, dispatcher
   * Sinn (site manager)
     * Handles vlans, storage, virthosts...
 * Technology notes
   * Performance-oriented, SLA-minded
   * Redundancy between multiple sites
   * Use network block device.
   * Have dedicated storage hosts.
   * Plan to support EC2 APIs, but don't to be stuck with Amazon parity.

== FluidDB ==
  * Hosted online storage in the clouds.
  * Based in Barcelona
  * Allows users to share data.
  * Database contents don't have owners, but there is a permission system.
  * Schema free, with a query language.
  * Have an alpha in about a month.
  * 11 years old.
  * Anyone can add information to any object (piece of information).
  * Writable search engine.
  * Distributed storage.

== Capistrano ==
  * Chef like program for building VMs
  * Also used for deploying Ruby programs.

== CouchDB ==
  * In some sense a document store.

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