As most readers know by now, VMware is expected to announce its management solution for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud computing platforms, vCloud Service Director (vCSD), at the end of the month, during the upcoming VMworld 2010 conference.
vCSD will leverage the vCloud API, a programmable interface that the company submitted to the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) for standardization.
The API has been announced in September 2008 and the current public version of the specification is 0.9.
virtualization.info has received multiple confirmations that VMware was planning to release vCSD with support for API 0.9 because of time issues. But something changed and apparently we’ll see vCSD 1.0 and vCloud API 1.0 together.
Denis Guyadeen, Senior vSpecialist in the VCE Solutions Support Team at EMC, in fact reported on Twitter:
The vCloud API lab will be using v 1.0
The news has been retweeted by Mike DiPetrillo, Global Cloud Service Architect at VMware, so the information should be pretty reliable.