Hi Aaron,

One of the things we're working on at Cybera is an EC2 provisioning module.
 We've also done a lot of work with OpenStack and our intent is for the
module not just to work with Amazon EC2 but any cloud that implements the
EC2 API, including OpenStack.  Right now it's very much in a proof of
concept state, but our intent is to open source it once some of the rough
edges are smoothed over.

We'll also be presenting a paper at the upcoming ICA CON 2012 on our work
so far.


On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 8:28 AM, Aaron Peeler <aaron_pee...@ncsu.edu> wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> I think Tony from ECU asked about this before.
> Has anyone worked with openstack http://openstack.org/ ?
> I think integrating openstack provisioning into the VCL framework
> would benefit VCL. It could also benefit openstack and their current
> users. From what I understand, Openstack has a large commercial base
> of users and could be a way to expose VCL to more commercial users.
> Unless I'm wrong, currently openstack doesn't provide a self-service
> interface for users to VDI or clusters, nor does it provide bare-metal
> loads.  VCL with xCAT could provide that for that community in a short
> time-frame.
> Is there anyone interested in investigating and working on an
> openstack provisioning module ?  I don't think it will take a huge
> amount of work, one would need to know openstack and how to add in a
> VCL provisioning module. I'd be willing to assist but would need
> someone to take the lead on it.
> Thoughts?
> I know this is a development question, but also felt this is big
> enough to include folks on the vcl-user list.
> Best,
> Aaron
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> Aaron Peeler
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> Virtual Computing Lab
> NC State University
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