[openstack-dev] [tc][ec2-api] EC2 API Future

Bias, Randy Randy.Bias at emc.com
Sun Mar 20 23:07:27 UTC 2016


   First of all, let me apologize for answering on Alex Levine's behalf, but it's late night/early morning in Moscow, so I'm taking the liberty.

   Second, Alex Levine was recently made PTL of the EC2-API project when it was formally accepted as an official project, but failed to understand that he would need to nominate himself again during the election process, since there was such a short gap.

   Third, as Tim points out, there is still significant usage of the EC2 APIs in OpenStack.  In fact, usage has been increasing.  We have also begun to see greater participation in the development process.

   Finally, it is true that my team has not been as active on the APIs recently; however, there is a very good reason for that.  We are small and recently focused on working with the RefStack team on adding new capabilities to RefStack and new tests to Tempest to create a way to test for EC2 API interoperability and compatibility.  While this isn't work on the EC2 APIs themselves, it is adjacent and important for their uptake, usage, and evaluation, particularly by teams who want to integrate them into their products.

   My team is small, 5 people, but we're focused exclusively on OpenStack at EMC, and the EC2 APIs will continue to be a top 3 priority for us for the foreseeable future.

   Ideally what we would do is put Alex in as PTL for the EC2 APIs and give us some more time to make progress.  From our perspective, things in this area have actually been going swimmingly lately.



From: Tim Bell [Tim.Bell at cern.ch]
Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2016 12:26 PM
To: OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions)
Subject: Re: [openstack-dev] [tc][ec2-api] EC2 API Future


Given that the EC2 functionality is currently in use by at least 1/6th of production clouds (https://www.openstack.org/assets/survey/Public-User-Survey-Report.pdf page 34), this is a worrying situation.

The EC2 functionality was recently deprecated from Nova on the grounds that the EC2 API project was the correct way to proceed. With the proposal now to not have an EC2 API project at all, this will leave many in the community confused.


On 20/03/16 17:48, "Doug Hellmann" <doug at doughellmann.com> wrote:

>The EC2-API project doesn't appear to be very actively worked on.
>There is one very recent commit from an Oslo team member, another
>couple from a few days before, and then the next one is almost a
>month old. Given the lack of activity, if no team member has
>volunteered to be PTL I think we should remove the project from the
>official list for lack of interest.
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