CAMP (Cloud Application Management for Platforms)

CAMP (Cloud Application Management for Platforms) from OASIS standard aims to standardise the cloud PaaS management by defining APIs using REST and JSON that help packaging and deploying applications, and controlling PaaS workflows. CAMP also defines mechanisms for the monitoring and control of applications.

CDMI (Cloud Data Management Interface)

CDMI (Cloud Data Management Interface) from SNIA defines a RESTful interface that allows cloud applications and users to retrieve and perform operations on the data from the cloud. The interface allows capability discovery of storage elements of the cloud. It also allows administrators to manage the containers, i.e., metadata, and user accounts and credentials pertaining to the cloud storage.

CIMI (Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface)

CIMI (Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface) from DMTF is a standard that targets the management of resources within the IaaS domain. CIMI attempts to provide first-class support to Open Virtualization Format standard.

OCCI (Open Cloud Computing Interface)

OCCI (Open Cloud Computing Interface) from OGF is a major standard, widely supported by open source products (e.g., OpenNebula and OpenStack) and international initiatives (such as the EGI). The standard is intended for the management of IaaS resources and it is quite extensible so that it can be used for PaaS and SaaS services as well. In the current release (version 1.1), it supports HTTP rendering and provides infrastructure extensions to deal with IaaS clouds. A new release (1.2, now available in public comment) is planned in 2015 with additional functionalities and extensions like the support for Service Level Agreement negotiation and resource monitoring.

OVF (Open Virtualization Format)

OVF (Open Virtualization Format) is a standard from DMTF, which aims to completely describe an application comprised of any number of virtual machines in a standard and portable format, written as an XML file.

TOSCA (Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications)

TOSCA (Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications) from OASIS proposes an XML-based standard language to enable the interoperable description of cloud applications and infrastructure cloud services. Each cloud application is formalised as a typed topology graph and the management tasks as plans. TOSCA enhances the portability and management of software components, and facilitates the migration to any compliant cloud, but it does not execute the actual portability of the application.