Eucalyptus Systems is the leading provider of private and hybrid cloud storage and computing software. Its open cloud software includes advanced features that drive greater visibility into cloud operations and expanded hybrid cloud storage options. Eucalyptus also supports features that increase control and management of cloud resources, including a graphical user interface which enables self-service capabilities, simplified cloud administration, and enhanced cloud usage reporting. These features further the company’s leadership in open source cloud computing software for private and hybrid clouds.
Visibility and control are foundational elements in driving the broader adoption of cloud computing in the enterprise. These capabilities are critical across the entire cloud spectrum, but especially for customers pursuing a hybrid cloud storage approach where applications may run on multiple clouds, private or public, for maximum flexibility.
Managing distributed hybrid cloud storage environments is an immense challenge for today’s cloud administrators. As the complexity and scale of hybrid cloud storage deployments grow, solutions that automate key processes, troubleshoot and resolve performance issues, and report on cloud usage and key trends are critical for success. Eucalyptus provides customers with greater visibility and control over cloud environments so they can accelerate cloud adoption across their organizations.
Here are some highlights of the most important features that support hybrid cloud storage.
Web-based Cloud User Console — A graphical user interface enables self-service provisioning of compute, network, and storage resources. The console allows users to perform self-service operations including the provisioning of instances, keypair and password creation, Elastic Block Store (EBS) volume and snapshot operations, image catalog listing and registration, user group operations, and elastic IP operations.
Enhanced Cloud Usage Reporting — Allows cloud administrators to easily understand usage of cloud resources, provide chargeback for resources consumed, and facilitate capacity planning. Cloud administrators can report on cloud compute, storage, and memory usage at the user, group, and cloud level; generate and export reports via the graphical user interface, API, or command line; and store usage data in an external database as desired.
Simplified Cloud Administration — Cloud administrators also benefit from simplified hybrid cloud storage administration through improved logging capabilities for faster troubleshooting and issue resolution.
Improved Cloud Robustness — Performing QA testing on a massive scale and in an open environment ensures Eucalyptus is production-ready software that enterprises can rely on. Eucalyptus increases the resiliency and availability of applications with a hardened node controller that further increases cloud reliability.
Eucalyptus broadens hybrid cloud storage support through the introduction of two new adaptors:
JBOD Storage Adaptor — Overlays Elastic Block Store (EBS) functionality on top of raw block devices and JBODs, and provides full support of AWS EBS API operations.
EMC VNX SAN Storage Adaptor — Provides expanded SAN support for EMC VNX Series SANs for Elastic Block Store (EBS) storage, including high availability for the Eucalyptus Storage Controller, advanced VNX snapshot support, and multi-pathing support for greater redundancy.
To see additional SANs that Eucalyptus supports as well as storage considerations for your private or hybrid cloud, review our SAN Considerations and the Eucalyptus Compatibility Matrix.