[openstack-dev] Discussing Amazon API compatibility [Nova][Swift]

Joshua Harlow harlowja at yahoo-inc.com
Fri Jul 26 00:30:23 UTC 2013

When you have so much state to maintain then aren't the APIs incorrect??

Or can there be new API's that expose this translation, something
seems/feels wrong if there is so much state to maintain u can't do a
translation layer.

My 2 cents.

On 7/25/13 4:36 PM, "Michael Still" <mikal at stillhq.com> wrote:

>On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 8:30 AM, Russell Bryant <rbryant at redhat.com>
>> If an external proxy (like AWSOME) is what you want, one of those
>> already exists (at least for the EC2 API).
>> http://deltacloud.apache.org/
>> It supports EC2 on the frontend and the OpenStack compute API on the
>> backend.  I'm not sure how using this compares to the EC2 implementation
>> in nova, though.
>I am sceptical of the external proxy approach as there is a lot of
>state to maintain (uuid to id mappings for example) which is hard to
>do right in a proxy. I like the idea of the AWS APIs being secondary
>APIs within nova. However, its fair to say that there hasn't been much
>work done on them recently.
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