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Oracle Proposes Cloud Management API Based on Open Standards

Nov 03, 2010, 22:33 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Needle)

"Oracle has released details of a proposed standard API for managing the cloud. The draft specification, released Wednesday, has been submitted to the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) for inclusion with the organization's proposed Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) standard.

"The computer giant said its proposed Oracle Cloud Elemental Resource Model API covers the common elements of a cloud implementation by specifying the relevant machines, storage volumes and networks. Specifically, the spec submitted to the DMTF describes how a machine can be provisioned from an image; how a volume can be attached to a machine; and how a machine can connect to a network."

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