Since our launch in 2009, we've been strong supporters of open source software and the open source community. Our application catalog includes more than 100 open-source applications; plus we support multiple development languages – including Rails, PHP, Java and Python – and manage applications portably on several distributions of Linux.
Earlier this year, we announced our support for OpenStack, essentially an open source infrastructure layer orchestration system that provisions and manages virtual machine resources in a physical data center. That follows previous integration and support for comparable commercial systems, including VMware vCloud, Eucalyptus, Flexiant, Nimbula and OnApp. We also integrate with many proprietary APIs and orchestration services, including those available from Amazon Web Services, SoftLayer, GoGrid and others.
Even more recently, our management and technical teams, and CEO Dave Jilk in particular, have stepped up their participation in related industry organizations and standards bodies.
This month, we've started working with OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) a not-for-profit consortium that drives the development, convergence and adoption of open standards for the global information society.
The consortium has more than 5,000 participants representing over 600 organizations and individual members in 100 countries, broadly representing the marketplace of public and private sector technology leaders, users and influencers, working together to promote industry consensus and produce worldwide standards for security, Cloud computing, SOA, Web services, the Smart Grid, electronic publishing, emergency management, and other areas. OASIS open standards offer the potential to lower cost, stimulate innovation, grow global markets, and protect the right of free choice of technology. (Whew! That's a lot!)
In particular, Standing Cloud will be joining Cloudsoft, Oracle, Red Hat, and Software AG, Inc as a sponsor-level member of the OASIS Cloud Application Management for Platform Technical Committee (CAMP TC), focused on advancing an interoperable protocol that cloud implementers can use to package and deploy their applications. CAMP defines interfaces for self-service provisioning, monitoring, and control. The hope is CAMP will foster an ecosystem of common tools, plugins, libraries and frameworks, which will allow vendors to offer greater value-add.
Common CAMP use cases include moving on-prem applications to the cloud (public or private) and redeploying applications across cloud platforms from multiple vendors. Both are right up our alley, and you can read more about it here.
These recent announcements and activities reinforce our continued commitment to providing cloud providers and cloud customers with maximum choice and flexibility in emerging cloud platforms and infrastructure environments, and reaffirms our long-time support for both open source software and evolving industry standards.
At Standing Cloud, we are committed to open approaches to the cloud in general. We believe that customers want to leverage the infrastructure cloud, without limiting their future options. By working with industry organizations like OASIS and offering broad-based support for all major APIs and infrastructure management platforms, we believe we can help them recognize that goal.