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Need of the hour, Standardized APIs for the Cloud: Rackspace
Rackspace President Lew Moorman confirmed the need for standards in the cloud, in the form of APIs. On one side, he put those companies and that thought cloning Amazon’s APIs is the way forward. On the other, those that thought standards need to be open and developed independently of any particular vendor.
The discussion revolved around APIs for the cloud, as many wanted to standardize the semantics, headers, method calls, etc hence making integrators’ jobs easier because they could create a single API, write to it and have it work anywhere.
He added that standards define a set of mutually agreed upon ways which should ideally remain static and unchanged for a considerable period of time, for them to be considered useful. If not, the developers would constantly be writing to a moving target. He supplemented his argument with the instance of html and its many versions released, which browser windows need to support causing pandemonium amongst them.