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The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Libcloud as a Top-Level Project
25 May 2011 —FOREST HILL, MD—The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is pleased to announce that Apache Libcloud has graduated from the Apache Incubator as a Top-Level Project (TLP).
"Graduation is a terrific milestone for Libcloud and will help make it a top choice for anyone looking at cloud management solutions," said Anthony Elder, ASF Vice President and Libcloud Incubation mentor.
Original Libcloud developer and Cloudkick co-founder/CEO Alex Polvi said, "I'm happy to see that Libcloud has grown into such a successful community-based Open Source project."
"Our goal going forward is to support all the major cloud services offered by different providers," explained Apache Libcloud Vice President Tomaz Muraus. "Developers love the existing Libcloud interface because it is clean and easy to use and we plan to bring this simplicity and ease of use to other services such as storage and load-balancers."
"More than half our customers use multiple cloud vendors, since adding Libcloud compatibility we've been able to more effectively support their computing aims in the cloud through cross platform compatibility," said Robert Jenkins, CTO of CloudSigma, a European IaaS provider based in Zurich, Switzerland.
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Posted at 12:00PM May 25, 2011 by Sally Khudairi in Projects | |