jClouds – Cloud integration framework

Recently I’ve been dabbling around with some cloud computing stuff, I started looking at the Amazon offering however found it to be too expensive, more recently I heard about Rackspace Cloud which is far cheaper and allows me to play around a little without too much cost.

Anyway, I just saw a post of the Rackspace Cloud blog which mentions some external frameworks, the most interesting for me was jClouds. It leverages all the tools I love…

  • Rackspace Cloud Servers and Files integration
  • Maven build
  • Apache licensing
  • Very simple to use
  • also contains api’s for Amazon

I haven’t tested it out as yet but I will be soon, it looks good, currently I find the Rackspace provided Java APIs to be a little complex and undocumented so I am really looking forward to playing around with this.