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Monday, October 3 • 4:30pm - 5:25pm
OpenStack Compute API 2.0

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What should the 2.0 version of the API look like? If we make the decision to remove backwards compatibility with API 1.1, what does that open up to us? Here are some concepts that have caused concern in 1.1; we can discuss those. More importantly, we can get a vision of what new features the 2.0 API should have. 1. Fully asynchronous model - are there parts of 1.1 we can clean up? 2. Progress indicators - user experience designers love'em: can they be made more realistic or should they be eliminated? 3. How can we best retrieve (near-) real-time information on errors and usage from a server? Right now, all that data is pushed out over a message queue. As a user, I want to see all the problems with a server at once, and not have to build a solution to store and manage those. 4. Fault analysis and healing: should the OS Compute API be able to recognize problems and suggest solutions? (high disk I/O, network bandwidth, etc.) What would the API for that look like? 5. Can we build elasticity into our cloud? How would we define what that looks like to the user?

Monday October 3, 2011 4:30pm - 5:25pm EDT

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