We strongly believe that a standard is necessary, a belief backed by many cloud evangelists, and this is the gap that Abiquo is hoping to fill.
First of all, we are focussing in the Cloud Resource Description definition and the Virtual Application Life cycle. OVF and WS-management is our strong bid:
As regarding the administrator interface we chose the GoGrid strategy, make it pretty first and then make it accessible. However, the chosen RIA technology is FLEX.
But that’s just the firsts steps of a big project. The community plays an important role, so if you are interested send an e-mail to email@example.com, ideas, feed-back, suggestions are more than welcome.