FOSDEM '10 is a free and non-commercial event organized by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet. No registration necessary.

Solomon Hykes
Day Sunday
Room Ferrer
Start time 10:40
End time 10:55
Duration 00:15
Event type Lightning-Talk
Track Lightning Talks
Language English
Cloudlets: universal server images for the cloud

In this talk we will discuss the issue of server images, and how it affects inter-cloud portability. We will describe our vision for a universal format which can be shared and improved as easily as a Git repository, and how we're implementing it with cloudlets.

Cloudlets are universal server images for the cloud. They're lightweight, version-controlled, and you can export them to any bootable format known to man: Xen, KVM, Amazon EC2, or just a plain bootable CD. They can be shared and distributed with the semantics of tools such as Git and Mercurial.

Our goal is to build the foundations for truly cloud-independent infrastructures. Our roadmap includes:

* Multi-image stacks * Auto-scaling * Automated integration tests * In-place image editing * Integration with existing VM generation and configuration management tools