Managing the Cloud with Libcloud

Apache Libcloud is an open-source client library that abstracts away differences among multiple cloud provider APIs, exposing common functionality in a nice, clean and concise API. The current version allows users to manage four different cloud resources: Cloud Servers (services such as Amazon EC2 and Rackspace), Cloud Storage, Load Balancers as a Service and DNS …

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VM to Cloud Calculator

What will it cost to run your Virtual Machines in the Cloud? The Solarwinds VM to Cloud Calculator does an inventory of your server, then provides a detailed report at what your VMs would cost to run on Amazon EC2, Windows Azure, and Rackspace Cloud servers.

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Measuring and Comparing the Performance of 5 Cloud Platforms

Bitcurrent and Webmetrics have run a number of tests for a month on 5 different cloud platforms – Amazon, Google, Rackspace, Salesforce.com, and Terremark -, attempting to measure the performance of each platform. One of their conclusions is that each platform works better for different application types. http://www.infoq.com/news/2010/07/Benchmarking-5-Cloud-Platforms