Apache Libcloud provides single Python API for all clouds

The Apache Software Foundation has released the first full 1.0 release of Libcloud, a Python library designed to provide a common set of abstractions for working with services on over 30 different cloud providers — including container services and backup-as-a-service.

The premise is that a developer can use Libcloud to access and manipulate any number of clouds in their software without having to worry about the low-level details of how each cloud implements its features. Libcloud works with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Engine, and any OpenStack-based cloud.

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