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Fog Aims to Advance Ruby in the Cloud

Oct 15, 2010, 22:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"The current state of the cloud does not provide clear interoperability for all types of application development languages or frameworks. But for open source Ruby developers, the Fog project is now offering a path to help navigate through issues of cloud interoperability.

"This week, commercial Ruby on Rails platform vendor Engine Yard announced formal support for Fog, providing new stability and resources for the open source effort. With Fog, the goal is to help accelerate cloud development by abstracting away the differences among various cloud technologies.

""It would be great if deploying to different clouds was as simple as swapping endpoints, unfortunately each platform has vastly different interfaces," Fog creator Wesley Beary, an engineer at Engine Yard, told InternetNews.com. "When provisioning resources on different clouds -- Amazon, Rackspace, vCloud, et cetera -- the target and the data sent over the wire needs to be completely changed."

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