OCC Announces Development and Release of Tukey
The Open Cloud Consortium is proud to announce the release of Tukey. Developed as open source middleware, Tukey is named after John Tukey, an American mathematician best known for development of the FFT algorithm and box plot.
Tukey was developed because nothing existed with all the features we needed for a portal to the Open Science Data Cloud. There are offerings like Elasticfox and Horizon which lacked features such as federated authentication using Shibboleth and OpenID, SSH keypair generation for gateway machines, and support for both Eucalyptus and OpenStack clouds.
Tukey is written in Python using the Django framework and Horizon, the OpenStack dashboard.
The Tukey Portal project provides a web front end for tools used and developed for managing
OSDC resources and the Tukey Middleware project provides a translation layer between cloud resource, primarily Eucalyptus, and the OpenStack API.
Lead developer Matt Greenway says:
"The idea to leverage Horizon came from an OSDC PIRE workshop in Edinburgh. Horizon is a nice interface that a lot of work has gone into and we want Tukey to be able to use all of Horizons new features while adding features to Tukey that are unrelated to OpenStack.”
Tukey is available at https://github.com/opencloudconsortium and is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0. Please let us know if you want to help out!