Oracle announced the Cloud Resource Model Application Programming Interface (Cloud API) for managing cloud computing infrastructure.
The company has contributed the Oracle Cloud Elemental Resource Model API, a subset of the Cloud API, to the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) for consideration in DMTF’s proposed Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Cloud API standard.
Oracle said that its Cloud Elemental Resource Model API encompasses the common elements that make up a cloud by specifying machines, storage volumes, and networks.
The Cloud API follows the Representational State Transfer (REST) architecture style and uses HTTP methods to interact with the resources to achieve provisioning, associating, modifying, and retiring of entities.
The company said that its Cloud API also includes composite entities to facilitate system deployments and management, including assemblies, deployment and scalability groups.
Cloud API leverages virtualisation, clustering and dynamic provisioning across all layers of the stack and enables users manage their cloud-based resources.
Oracle vice president Sushil Kumar said with the Cloud API, the company is further enabling customers and partners to build and manage cloud environments – based on an open, application-aware IaaS platform – to improve service levels and the overall end-user experience.