A BoF (“birds of a feather”) session on Cloud Computing API was organized at Open Grid Forum 25 in Catania (Italy). The session focused on the charter and the creation of a Group inside OGF to work on the development of an API specification for the dynamic deployment, using an appropriate descriptor language, control and monitor of virtual machines. The scope of the specification will be all the high level functionality required for the life-cycle management of virtual machines which is needed to support automated service elasticity. The new specification will facilitate the integration of the service management components that are being built on top of cloud infrastructures.
The agenda included presentations from relevant players in the cloud ecosystem. An audio recording is also available. You are invited to subscribe to the new mailing list that OGF has created to discuss next steps.