Expanded Program Provides New Benefits for Partners Leveraging the Leading Open Source Private Cloud Software
EUCALYPTUS PARTNER DAY, SAN FRANCISCO – June 22, 2010 – Eucalyptus Systems, creator of the leading open source private cloud software, today launched a new partner program that offers additional options, improved support and increased revenue opportunities for the growing ecosystem of product and service companies, systems integrators (SIs) and resellers, and platform companies supporting Eucalyptus. A highlight of the new program is the Eucalyptus Partner Cloud, a dedicated cluster of high performance servers running the latest version of the Eucalyptus cloud infrastructure software, available exclusively to partners for development and testing of their Eucalyptus-related technologies.
"Eucalyptus is the emerging standard for private cloud computing, and our new partner program allows the leading companies in this growing market to make the most of the Eucalyptus technology and ecosystem," said Marten Mickos, Eucalyptus CEO. "On the Eucalyptus Partner Cloud our partners can develop and test-drive their Eucalyptus solutions on a state-of-the-art computing cloud. The interest in these partnering opportunities has beaten all our expectations."
Eucalyptus today is working with some of the world's largest companies including Dell, Novell and VMware, as well as cloud computing innovators such as RightScale, Canonical, newScale and Wavemaker. The company is holding its inaugural Eucalyptus Partner Day today for existing and new Eucalyptus partners. The event features presentations by Eucalyptus executives, customers and partners about the Eucalyptus ecosystem and the evolving role of private and hybrid clouds.
New Program Supports Diverse Eucalyptus Community
The new Eucalyptus Partner Program makes it easier and more rewarding for organizations to develop, market and sell their Eucalyptus-related solutions. The program offers three partner levels: Platinum, Gold and Silver, with each level providing a unique set of products and services to ensure partners are successful developing and launching Eucalyptus-based product offerings. The Platinum Partner level includes the most comprehensive set of benefits such as Eucalyptus engineering support, Enterprise Edition licenses, certified training, custom Partner Cloud access and co-marketing activities. The Gold Partner level provides strong partner support including Enterprise Edition licenses, standard support, Partner Cloud access and more. The Silver Partner level is completely free and includes access to the Eucalyptus community cloud and co-marketing activities.
The Eucalyptus Partner Cloud is a unique benefit available to Platinum and Gold Eucalyptus partners for development and testing of their Eucalyptus-related technologies. With this resource, partners can launch isolated collections of virtual machine instances and exercise the full capabilities of the latest version of Eucalyptus. The Eucalyptus Partner Cloud is hosted at Coresite (http://www.coresite.com) and resides on state-of-the-art, high performance equipment. Partners can utilize command-line tools, build and run images, and even test with other third-party software on the Eucalyptus Partner Cloud.
For more information about the Eucalyptus Partner Program, please go to the Eucalyptus website at http://www.eucalyptus.com/partners.
About Eucalyptus Systems
Eucalyptus Systems develops the leading independent cloud computing platform. Today, Eucalyptus is the only cloud software that can deliver all the benefits of industry-standard public clouds such as Amazon EC2 on private IT infrastructure. Originally developed as part of an NSF-funded academic research project, Eucalyptus software has been deployed over 25,000 times across government organizations, academic institutions and private enterprises. It is available in two editions: open source Eucalyptus and the Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition (EE) — commercial, enterprise-grade infrastructure software designed for large-scale deployments. For more information about Eucalyptus, please visit http://www.eucalyptus.com.
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