[occi-wg] confusion about status of link / headers

Adrian Cole adrian at jclouds.org
Tue Oct 20 18:39:57 CDT 2009

Hi, Gary.

I attended the AWS enterprise meetup in LA last week.    The number of
objects they mentioned that are stored in S3 is currently 70 billion
and the service has been running for over 3.5 years.   Granted that
their "global story" is shorter, but they do 2 years presence in the
EU.   All 70 billion objects use headers for metadata.

What metadata system is more proven then this?  What are the technical
risks of using headers?   Are there clients or systems that are unable
to pass http headers, but are able to pass entities?

None of this matters, if the concern is the code impact to your
application.  However, I'd like to know the details of the broader
concern you may be implying.


On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 4:24 PM, Gary Mazz <garymazzaferro at gmail.com> wrote:
> Look Sam,
> If you feel that this is the best way for move occi forward, go for it.
> I'm iust trying to preserve the integrity of the work and support it
> properly in this group. I will be rolling out an occi interface or occi
> like interface publicly by Q1'10. I will not be deploying this proposed
> protocol until it is proven to work in a global environment. If that
> means abandoning occi, well, I'll abandon occi.
> I personally, feel I cannot and will not risk a customer's business or
> the livelihood of partners and their families on a single opinion and
> unproven technology. When you get real numbers from a global time study,
> I'll be glad to review them and support your efforts.
> Enjoy your night off.
> cheers
> gary
> Sam Johnston wrote:
>> Gary,
>> And here I was thinking I was getting the night off...
>>     I am advocating this is not the only interface.
>> It's not the only interface - there's currently this one for machines
>> and XHTML5 for users (and masochistic machines who like to parse XML).
>> However it is the only interface users would have to implement (rather
>> than having to code XML, JSON *and* text, which was the case before).
>> Anyway I see Adrian has kindly stepped up to discuss the details with
>> you so I can get back to writing PyUnit unit tests.
>> Sam
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