Cloud APIs and frameworks

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  • The promise and perils of open source clouds

    As cloud computing has developed, open source software has become a cornerstone of the model, which emphasizes homogeneity among infrastructure resources.

    But just as open source has its share of advantages for cloud projects, it also ha... 

  • OpenStack

    OpenStack is an open source infrastructure as a service (IaaS) initiative for creating and managing large groups of virtual private servers in a cloud computing environment. 

  • cloud cartography

    Cloud cartography is a scheme for pinpointing the physical locations of Web servers hosted on a third-party cloud computing service. The goal of cloud cartography is to map the service provider's infrastructure in order to identify where a particular... 

  • Apache ZooKeeper

    Apache ZooKeeper is an open source file application program interface (API) that allows distributed processes in large systems to synchronize with each other so that all clients making requests receive consistent data. 

  • MapReduce

    MapReduce is a software framework that allows developers to write programs that process massive amounts of unstructured data in parallel across a distributed cluster of processors or stand-alone computers. 

About Cloud APIs and frameworks

Learn about the different application programming interfaces for the cloud and how developers can leverage these interfaces to accelerate the application development process. This topic covers Python, Ruby on Rails, .Net, Web services, WSDL, SOAP, REST, RESTful, JSON, Amazon Machine Image, OVF image, Amazon Machine Image, AMIs and Azure.