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

George Reese george.reese at imaginary.com
Fri Jul 26 17:16:09 UTC 2013

If you are not representing IDs the same way in both APIs, you are doing it wrong.

Two systems need to be able to identify a common reference without knowing what underlying API is in use.


On Jul 26, 2013, at 12:36 AM, Michael Still <mikal at stillhq.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 8:30 AM, Russell Bryant <rbryant at redhat.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> Michael
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