[openstack-dev] [jacket] Introduction to jacket, a new project

Shinobu Kinjo shinobu.kj at gmail.com
Wed Mar 16 21:47:35 UTC 2016

On Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 9:58 PM, zs <okay22many at 163.com> wrote:
> Hi Gordon,
> Thank you for your suggestion.
> I think jacket is different from tricircle. Because tricircle focuses on
> OpenStack deployment across multiple sites, but jacket focuses on how to
> manage the different clouds just like one cloud.  There are some
> differences:
> 1. Account management and API model: Tricircle faces multiply OpenStack
> instances which can share one Keystone and have the same API model, but
> jacket will face the different clouds which have the respective service and
> different API model. For example, VMware vCloud Director has no volume
> management like OpenStack and AWS, jacket will offer a fake volume
> management for this kind of cloud.

The Jacket will be kind of API gateway for different cloud systems, won't it?

> 2. Image management: One image just can run in one cloud, jacket need
> consider how to solve this problem.
> 3. Flavor management: Different clouds have different flavors which can not
> be operated by users. Jacket will face this problem but there will be no
> this problem in tricircle.
> 4. Legacy resources adoption: Because of the different API modles, it will
> be a huge challenge for jacket.
> I think it is maybe a good solution that jacket works to unify the API model
> for different clouds, and then using tricircle to offer the management of  a
> large scale VMs.
> Best Regards,
> Kevin (Sen Zhang)
> At 2016-03-16 19:51:33, "gordon chung" <gord at live.ca> wrote:
>>On 16/03/2016 4:03 AM, zs wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> There is a new project "jacket" to manage multiply clouds. The jacket
>>> wiki is: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Jacket
>>>   Please review it and give your comments. Thanks.
>>> Best Regards,
>>> Kevin (Sen Zhang)
>>i don't know exact details of either project, but i suggest you
>>collaborate with tricircle project[1] because it seems you are
>>addressing the same user story (and in a very similar fashion). not sure
>>if it's a user story for OpenStack itself, but no point duplicating
>> efforts.
>>[1] https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Tricircle
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