Eucalyptus recently partnered with Dell and made its cloud software available as part of the Dell Technology Partner Program. Eucalyptus solutions are now certified to run on Dell networking, storage and server infrastructure, giving application developers and Web companies greater operational agility via hybrid and private cloud solutions, while decreasing overall IT spend.
Eucalyptus-Dell Partnership Creates New Opportunities for Business Innovation and Efficiency
By using Eucalyptus, organizations can realize the best aspects of private and public cloud infrastructure:
- They can create hybrid development and testing environments that are secure, customizable and scalable
- Eucalyptus software is open source, providing a cost-effective way to deploy AWS-compatible private and hybrid clouds
- IT departments can go on using the rich ecosystem of AWS tools while reducing costs compared to public cloud and increasing control over data and services
For developers that need to increase test frequency and scope to run through more features, Eucalyptus already provides an ideal way to scale workloads into public infrastructure as needed via deeply interwoven AWS APIs. However, the partnership with Dell further strengthens the utility, ease-of-use and flexibility of both companies' offerings by extending Eucalyptus integration to hardware infrastructure outside of AWS.
A Eucalyptus-Dell solution gives customers a cloud-in-a-box - servers that are under IT control but capable of tapping into public resources. Companies such as AppDynamics have already benefited from the scalability and control of a Eucalyptus AWS hybrid cloud, and the joint effort with Dell will further empower them to address complex challenges using industry-standard hardware.
"We rely on Eucalyptus to support the rigorous demands of our development and test initiatives which include thousands of concurrent network connections to our test applications," stated Thomas Morse, director of IT and SaaS operations at AppDynamics. "By teaming up with Dell, Eucalyptus is making it even easier for us to quickly provision cloud instances and scale these activities. It gives us the power to more rapidly deliver on our promise of helping customers solve complex application performance challenges."
How Eucalyptus and Dell Simplified the Hybrid Cloud
Many Eucalyptus customers already utilize Dell servers, on which they install Eucalyptus software that connects private infrastructure to AWS functionality. Cloud solutions from Eucalyptus and Dell can be easily deployed in as little as a day, and they have management features for both public and private resources.
The PowerEdge VRTX was recently demonstrated running Eucalyptus at Dell World. VRTX includes networking, storage and servers in one chassis and can be operated from a back-office, making it suitable even for smaller organizations. Eucalyptus-on-VRTX provides enough resources for a single team and can be scaled with additional appliances to serve the company at-large.
Businesses benefit from access to the scalability of AWS via Eucalyptus, while still retaining control over development and testing. Accordingly, Eucalyptus running on Dell infrastructure facilitates agile, lean and affordable operations.
"Eucalyptus and Dell is perfect for tech companies," said Nikita Shamgunov, co-founder and CTO at MemSQL. "We run a Eucalyptus cloud on Dell servers and achieve the best agility and affordability. It just works. And it saves us money."
Deep compatibility with AWS APIs means that workloads can be seamlessly migrated from public to private infrastructure:
- Eucalyptus orchestrates the cloud software across all appliances
- Existing AWS assets can be moved to VRTX or other equipment
- Applications developed on Dell infrastructure can likewise be shifted over to AWS
Ultimately, this level of AWS compatibility contributes to a flexible, high-performing and secure cloud setup. Running Eucalyptus-on-Dell is another strong addition to public cloud deployment, offering an affordable cloud-in-a-box for workflows requiring robust private and hybrid infrastructure.