Like Novell, Red Hat too is working on an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud computing management tool.
At the moment Deltacloud is not a complete management software that can be compared to products like Enomaly Elastic Computing Platform (ECP) or Abiquo.
It’s rather an API that can abstract the access to multiple, 3rd parties cloud computing platforms like Amazon EC2, Xen Cloud Platform (XCP) or a future on-premises VMware vCloud implementation. What the industry has started to call a meta cloud.
The Deltacloud APIs can be managed by any client, including existing hardware virtualization management console as long as there are drivers to interact with them.
The Deltacloud project for example already includes a driver for Oracle VM VirtualBox.
The Red Hat implementation won’t be ready before 2011 according to Scott Crenshaw, Vice President and General Manager of Cloud Computing Business Unit at Red Hat.