Capi: Cloud Computing API

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Executive Summary

Cloud Computing is an emerging business model to provide access to IT resources in a pay per use fashion. Those resources range from low-level virtual machines, passing by application platforms and ending in ready to use software delivered through the Internet, creating a layered stack of differentiated services. Different cloud vendors tend to specialize in different levels, offering different services, each with its own proprietary API. This clearly led to provider lock-in and hinders the portability of a given application between different providers.

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