On stage at CommunityOne East in New York just now, Dave Douglas (Senior Vice President, Cloud Computing and Developer Platforms) and Lew Tucker (CTO, Cloud Computing) just unveiled a RESTful API to Sun’s new Cloud.

Walk-on parts during the hour-long streamed presentation included two recent podcast victims; EUCALYPTUS Project Director Rich Wolski and RightScale CEO Michael Crandell, both of whom pledged support.

Sun’s official announcement is here.

Sun has also released A Guide to Getting Started with Cloud Computing, which offers a useful overview of the basic issues whilst relegating most of the Sun pitch to a separate section.

GoGrid have, of course, already released an equivalently licensed API of their own.

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