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Shuttleworth: Amazon Web Services the cloud way to go

Sep 12, 2011, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

[ Thanks to Amy Bennett for this link. ]

"That's the situation between OpenStack and Canonical, after Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth posted a public entreaty for OpenStack to keep the cloud computing project's APIs based on the de facto standards of Amazon Web Services (AWS), rather than OpenStack trying to differentiate itself by putting together its own API secret sauce.

"The blog entry uses a powerful historical example to get the point across: the development of the Hypertext Transport Protocol (HTTP) as the true standard for web communication. Just as HTTP has become the only standard for the web, so too will AWS APIs and specifications become the standard for cloud computing development, Shuttleworth argues. Because of this, he adds, there is no reason to make the API the big differentiator for cloud services."

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