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From Grig Gheorghiu <grig.gheorg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [libcloud] Load Balancers support
Date Wed, 13 Apr 2011 16:32:18 GMT
On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 9:29 AM, Jerry Chen <jerry@apache.org> wrote:
>
> On Apr 13, 2011, at 11:25 AM, Grig Gheorghiu wrote:
>
>> On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 9:15 AM, Tom Davis <tom@dislocatedday.com> wrote:
>>> On Apr 13, 2011, at 12:29 AM, Roman Bogorodskiy <bogorodskiy@gmail.com>
wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> Updates on load balancing support. What do I have now:
>>>>
>>>> * Functional GoGrid and Rackspace drivers
>>>> * Unit-tests for basic features
>>>>
>>>> Code is on github (as I mentioned before):
>>>>
>>>> https://github.com/novel/libcloud/compare/balancers
>>>>
>>>> It needs some more love for sure, but generally it's ready to hit main
>>>> repository, in my opinion.
>>>>
>>>> The only concern I have there is when we are going to ship 0.5.0? If
>>>> we're going to ship it really soonish, I'd rather wait for it to ship
>>>> and commit balancers stuff thereafter.
>>>>
>>>> I think I will need about 2 or maybe 3 weeks to polish and test the
>>>> code.
>>>>
>>>> Also, Paul had some concerns about 'lb' not being top-level module
>>>> (libcloud.resource.lb as opposed to libcloud.lb). Any more thoughts on
>>>> that?
>>>
>>> I agree with Paul—something that only supports a couple providers probably
shouldn't be a top-level module. Also, I don't understand why it's called "lb"; it's completely
non-descriptive and not even a common acronym.
>>
>> LB is actually a very common acronym in systems administration.
>
> +1, and although I have yet to grok the new module layout, perhaps we can throw it into
something like libcloud.networking.lb?
>
> Yet, I am having a difficult time thinking of non-load balancer networking components
currently available.
>

Well in EC2 you have Elastic IPs that could be managed inside a
networking package.

Grig

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