Enomaly announced this week through its marketplace SpotCloud (which we covered in December) the availability of the SpotCloud OpenStack Connector, a tool to easily plug OpenStack based clouds into the SpotCloud market.
Reading this release is straightforward: in order for the ambitious project of a free market for cloud computing resources to succeed, Canadian company Enomaly will have to reach a critical mass of users and providers: allowing the highest possible number of providers to plug in their platform is a direct way to achieve this goal.
The higher the fragmentation of the different platforms in the service, however, the higher the difficulty users are likely to encounter in actually using the resources: a shared, completely compatible and common API for cloud providers is yet far to come.
Direct support by SpotCloud is in any case an interesting signal for a platform which is gaining traction.
The Apache licensed tool can be downloaded from github.