Libcloud – Python library for interacting with many of the popular cloud service providers using a unified API

Manage cloud services (servers, storage, load balancers & DNS) offered by many different providers through a single, unified and easy to use API.

Each component is relatively self-sustainable and exposes a simple and easy to use base API which works across all the supported providers.

The software is published under an open source license.

Features include:

  • Manage cloud servers – services such as Amazon EC2 and Rackspace CloudServers, Linode, and more than 20 others.
  • Manage Cloud Storage – services such as Amazon S3, Rackspace CloudFiles, Google Storage and others.
  • Load Balancers as a Service, LBaaS. Load Balancer API allows you to manage Load Balancers as a service and services such as Rackspace Cloud Load Balancers, GoGrid Load Balancers and Ninefold Load Balancers.
  • DNS as a Service, DNSaaS. DNS API allows you to manage DNS as A Service and services such as Zerigo DNS, Rackspace Cloud DNS and others.

Website: libcloud.apache.org
Support: Documentation
Developer: Apache Software Foundation
License: Apache License Version 2.0

Libcloud is written in Python. Learn Python with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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