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

Kevin.ZhangSen okay22many at 163.com
Sun Mar 20 03:41:30 UTC 2016

Hi all,

There is a new project "Jacket" to unify the API models of different clouds using OpenStack API.  Its wiki is: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Jacket

After the discussion of last week, I update the description in wiki about the relations between Jacket and Tricircle, and add the "FAQ" section. Please review and give your suggestions, thanks.

Thanks again for the good suggestions and support from Gordon Chung, Janki Chhatbar, Shinobu Kinjo, Joe Huang and Phuong.

Best Regars,
Kevin (Sen Zhang)

Q: Is Jacket one kind of API gateway for different clouds?

Jacket isn't an API gateway for different clouds. The aim of Jacket is to offer the unified OpenStack API model for different clouds, so the major task of Jacket is to shield the differences between provider cloud and OpenStack through the sub services in Jacket such as “Unified resource uuid allocation”, "Fake volume management" and so on.

Q: What is the relation between Tricircle and Jacket?

Jacket focuses on how to unify the API models of clouds using OpenStack API model, and how to use one OpenStack instance to manage one provider cloud. Tricircle focuses on how to manage multiply OpenStack instances and networking automation across multiple OpenStack instances. So it is a good solution to use Tricircle to manage multiply different clouds at the same time, each one of which is managed by OpenStack instance through Jacket.
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