Eucalyptus Private Cloud Software Shipping with the Latest Ubuntu Linux Distribution
Santa Barbara, CA., October 26, 2009 – Eucalyptus Systems, Inc., creators of the leading open source private cloud platform, today announced that Eucalyptus software is the engine behind the Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC), a new cloud computing solution packaged in the latest version of the popular Ubuntu distribution. UEC including Eucalyptus will ship with every copy of Ubuntu 9.10 Server Edition (announced today), which is fully supported by Canonical, the commercial sponsor of the Ubuntu project. Ubuntu 9.10 Server Edition with the UEC (powered by Eucalyptus) will be available for free download at www.ubuntu.com starting October 29.
"Canonical has once again taken a leadership role in driving industry innovation by providing a freely available and supported Linux distribution containing everything needed to deploy a fully functional private cloud in minutes," said Dr. Rich Wolski, co-founder and CTO at Eucalyptus Systems. "We are thrilled that Eucalyptus is such an integral part of the very forward-looking Ubuntu 9.10 distribution, targeting the many millions of Ubuntu users. With UEC powered by Eucalyptus, the benefits of secure, flexible and cost-effective on-premise cloud computing will be experienced by a wide range of users."
Eucalyptus is an open source software infrastructure for implementing on-premise cloud computing using an organization's own IT infrastructure, without modification, special-purpose hardware or reconfiguration. Eucalyptus turns data center resources such as machines, networks, and storage systems into a cloud that is controlled and customized by local IT. With Eucalyptus, businesses of any size can leverage their own IT resources to get the benefits of cloud computing without the concerns of lock-in, security ambiguity and unexpected storage costs that can be associated with public clouds.
Eucalyptus is the only cloud architecture to support the same application programming interfaces (APIs) as public clouds, and today Eucalyptus is fully compatible with the Amazon AWS public cloud infrastructure. The Eucalyptus design gives users the flexibility to seamlessly move applications from on-premise Eucalyptus clouds to public clouds, and vice versa. Eucalyptus also makes it easy to deploy "hybrid" clouds, which use public and private cloud resources together to get the unique benefits of each. Eucalyptus runs on a wide range of popular Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, for which it has been specially packaged to improve ease of installation and maintenance.
Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition Available
In addition to developing and supporting the Eucalyptus open source software, Eucalyptus Systems provides Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition (Eucalyptus EE), a commercial version of its eponymous software designed to meet the needs of enterprise IT. With Eucalyptus EE, customers can implement an on-premise Eucalyptus cloud with industry-leading virtualization technologies, including vSphere®, ESX™ and ESXi™. The only private cloud today to support VMware vSphere, Eucalyptus EE provides a robust, affordable cloud computing solution that leverages customers' investments in VMware technologies. Eucalyptus EE also supports other hypervisors typically found in a data center, such as Xen and KVM, providing customers the flexibility to configure cloud solutions that best meet their infrastructure needs.
About Eucalyptus Systems, Inc.
Eucalyptus Systems develops enterprise-grade technology solutions built on the open source Eucalyptus software for private and hybrid cloud computing. Originally developed as part of an academic research project, Eucalyptus is quickly becoming the standard for on-premise cloud computing, delivering the cost efficiencies and scalability of a cloud architecture with the security and control of deploying on an organization's own IT infrastructure. Eucalyptus is the only private cloud to support the same application programming interfaces (APIs) as public clouds, such as Amazon Web Services. Eucalyptus is available as open source software and also in the Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition (EEE), a commercial offering designed for large scale enterprises. For more information about Eucalyptus, please visit http://www.eucalyptus.com.
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