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Managing the cloud with libcloud


[EuroPython 2011] Tomaž Muraus - 22 June 2011 in "Track Ravioli "


libcloud is an open-source client library for interacting with different cloud providers.

The primary goal of the library is to abstract all the provider differences away and expose common functionality in a nice, clean and concise API.

This talk will address the following topics:

  • Why a library like this was built in the first place
  • Different problems we have encountered while building it (not all the providers always play nice)
  • An introduction to the library API (compute, storage and load-balancer part)
  • How to use it to build something useful and fun
  • How to participate and contribute
  • Roadmap and plans for the future


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