Fog VS apache-libcloud

Compare Fog vs apache-libcloud and see what are their differences.


The Ruby cloud services library. (by fog)


Apache Libcloud is a Python library which hides differences between different cloud provider APIs and allows you to manage different cloud resources through a unified and easy to use API. (by apache)
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Fog apache-libcloud
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4,304 1,867
0.1% 0.6%
6.3 9.6
8 days ago 7 days ago
Ruby Python
MIT License Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Fog. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-02-11.
  • How to write terraform in a provider independent way?
    4 projects | | 11 Feb 2021
    fog (ruby)
  • Replacing Dropbox in favor of DigitalOcean spaces
    2 projects | | 25 Jan 2021
    I went down a bit of a rabbit hole of Digital Ocean and their "security" for production workloads.

    > Show me any other vps provider that silently provides access to customer A's data to customer B after receiving commands from customer A to destroy their instance and then I'll believe you guys aren't at the very bottom of the "takes security seriously" list.


    YC News Discussion:

    > You do not need to scrub or write anything to not provide user A’s data to user B in a multi-tenant environment. Sparse allocation can easily return nulls to a reader even while the underlying block storage still contains the old data. ... On top of all of that, when I pointed out that what they were doing was absolute amateur hour clownshoes, they oscillated between telling me it was a design decision working as intended (and that it was fine for me to publicize it), and that I was an irresponsible discloser by sharing a vulnerability.


    > You've got an additional problem though, which is that this tells us you have two support channels: one that doesn't work (i.e. yours, the one you built), and one that does (Twitter-shaming). The first channel represents how you act when no one's watching; the second, how you act when they are. Most people prefer to deal with people for whom those two are the same.


    Speaking of randomly locking accounts, the post-mortem kills me:

    > The initial account lock and resource power down resulted from an automated service that monitors for cryptocurrency mining activity (Droplet CPU loads and Droplet create behaviors). These signals, coupled with a number of account-level signals (including payment history and current run rate compared to total payments) are used to determine if automated action is warranted to minimize the impact of potential fraudulent high-cpu-loads on other customers.


    In other other words, DO will kill your account with a curt email staring simply: "We have reviewed your account and have declined to activate it. No further information or action is required from you." for simply using "too much CPU"!


Posts with mentions or reviews of apache-libcloud. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-02-11.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Fog and apache-libcloud you can also consider the following projects:

boto3 - AWS SDK for Python

AWS SDK for Ruby - The official AWS SDK for Ruby.

boto - For the latest version of boto, see -- Python interface to Amazon Web Services

PRAW - PRAW, an acronym for "Python Reddit API Wrapper", is a python package that allows for simple access to Reddit's API.

google-api-python-client - 🐍 The official Python client library for Google's discovery based APIs.

Gordon - λ Gordon is a tool to create, wire and deploy AWS Lambdas using CloudFormation

cloudfront-signer - Ruby gem for signing AWS CloudFront private content URLs and streaming paths.

Telethon - Pure Python 3 MTProto API Telegram client library, for bots too!

browse-everything - Rails engine providing access to files in cloud storage

gmail - A Pythonic interface for Google Mail

Python-Onfleet - A full-featured Python wrapper for the Onfleet API.

PYGA - PYGA: Python Google Analytics (ga.js) - Data Collection API