Eucalyptus maintains high fidelity with AWS APIs, which means you can use or reuse many existing AWS-compatible tools, images (AMIs), and scripts to manage your own private cloud environment. We implement AWS APIs on top of Eucalyptus, so tools in the cloud ecosystem that can communicate with AWS can use the same API with Eucalyptus.
AWS Feature Compatibility
Eucalyptus provides compatibility with these AWS features:
- Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
- Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS)
- Amazon Machine Image (AMI)
- Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
- Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM)
- Auto Scaling
- Elastic Load Balancing
- Amazon CloudWatch
The Eucalyptus components are open source and communicate with each other using well-defined web service definitions, with an additional communication layer that exposes the Amazon-compatible interface.
Try Eucalyptus for free on our machines or yours with our Eucalyptus Community Cloud (ECC) or with our FastStart automated installer.