Interest in self-service hybrid and private cloud infrastructure is surging as business units press their IT departments to deliver the same type of on-demand private cloud services readily available from public clouds like AWS. Many IT organizations, however, are not ready to make the transition from interest to action. They do not have the private cloud infrastructure or process maturity for dynamic elasticity found in the public cloud.
The benefits of hybrid and private cloud infrastructures, however, are compelling. With controlled, consistent services and compute capacity available on-demand for project leads and application development and testing groups, IT can step out of the way and focus on higher-value tasks—freeing up resources and budget for faster product delivery and new innovation.
Eucalyptus is open source private cloud infrastructure software for building private and hybrid clouds that are compatible with AWS APIs. With AWS-compatibility, the open source software pools together existing virtualized infrastructure to create hybrid or private cloud infrastructure resources for compute, network, and storage.
Eucalyptus can dynamically scale up or down depending on application workloads and is uniquely suited for enterprise clouds, delivering production-ready software that supports the industry-standard AWS APIs, including EC2, S3, EBS, IAM, Auto Scaling, Elastic Load Balancing, and CloudWatch. The benefits of this open source software for private clouds are highly efficient scalability, organization agility, and increased trust and control for IT.
Armed with the AWS-compatible private cloud infrastructure for development, QA, and operations teams, progressive IT organizations can now enable the flexibility and consistency it takes to run workloads in standardized and automated environments across private and public clouds.