[occi-wg] Resource Types: Compute / Network / Storage

Sam Johnston samj at samj.net
Sun Apr 19 03:25:05 CDT 2009


Turns out this isn't such a bad idea as between writing and sending that
post Andy Edmonds independently suggested exactly the same thing via the
wiki (*suggestion: change workload to compute - workload might be something
ran on a compute resource*).

This is such a good (albeit obvious) idea - thanks David/RM-WG - that I've
even updated my cloud computing reference model (attached) by adding
"network' to it.


On Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 10:08 AM, Sam Johnston <samj at samj.net> wrote:

> Evening,
> So one thing I did see validated by the rm-wg document was the trend
> towards compute/network/storage that we're fast settling on ourselves.
> Our current terminology however is far more specific - we've picked up
> "Drive" and "Server" from ElasticHosts for example. While this does make
> sense a lot of the time there's nothing to say that OCCI can't be used for
> VDI for example, where the "servers" are in fact "clients". Take it a step
> further and you've got things like Dreamhost PS<http://dreamhost.com/hosting-vps.html>which kind of like a virtual provate server in that it behaves like one (it
> can be restarted via their API<http://wiki.dreamhost.com/API#dreamhost_ps-reboot>etc.), only it refers to resource allocations in a shared hosting
> environment or MySQL instances.
> Granted that's outside of our remit but ther'es no point stopping them from
> using it by choosing our terminology poorly. In fact a lot of these
> functions can apply equally to physical machines as they can to lightweight
> threads in an Apache process (and everything in between including, of
> course, virtual machines which are currently our primary target).
> I've been trying to think of other resources outside of these three main
> types but even strange things like ISDN interfaces (yes, this sort of thing
> does appear in enterprise data centers) can be handled via PCI passthrough
> parameters on a virtual machine.
> All in all, unless anyone has any concerns about this approach I'd like to
> adopt this terminology throughout.
> Sam
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