Fog Aims to Advance Ruby in the Cloud

“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

“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

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