The Simple Cloud API

Writing portable, interoperable applications for the cloud

From the developerWorks archives

Doug Tidwell

Date archived: January 4, 2017 | First published: October 20, 2009

The recently announced Simple Cloud API provides a common API to a variety of cloud services. A collaborative effort by Zend, GoGrid, IBM®, Microsoft®, Nirvanix and Rackspace, the API allows you to write portable code that can interoperate with multiple cloud vendors. Best of all, the API allows you to use services specific to a particular vendor as necessary.

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