OGF (Open Grid Forum)

OGF (Open Grid Forum)  is an open community committed to driving the rapid evolution and adoption of applied distributed computing. Applied Distributed Computing is critical to developing new, innovative and scalable applications and infrastructures that are essential to productivity in the enterprise and within the science community. The Open Cloud Computing Interface (OCCI) – developed by OGF, describes application programming interfaces (APIs) that enable cloud providers to expose their services. It focuses on IaaS based clouds and allows the deployment, monitoring and management of virtual workloads (like virtual machines), but is applicable to any interaction with a virtual cloud resource through defined http(s) header fields and extensions.