Posted by: Colby Dyess | June 19, 2014

Cloud computing is a hard market to pin down. The sheer size of shadow IT - the practice of using applications and services that are not approved by the IT department - complicates any attempt to paint a realistic picture of how invested organizations really are in cloud infrastructure and software. Are industry observers lowballing or actually overestimating current levels of cloud spending?

Cloudability's managed spending numbers suggest vast market for cloud services


Posted by: Paul Weiss | June 18, 2014
The Journey Part III

In the previous videos, we installed Eucalyptus 4.0 using the one line installer “FastStart”. Now we need some images to use. In this video we will demonstrate how to quickly add prebuilt images to the Eucalyptus 4.0 FastStart Cloud.

The command we will use is: # bash <(curl -Ls

The source can be found here:

Posted by: Paul Weiss | June 18, 2014
The Journey Part VII

As the usage of our cloud increases, we need to add additional compute capacity or node controllers (NC). From of single machine Cloud-in-a-Box Eucalyptus 4.0 FastStart we will increase the capacity by adding 5 additional machines.

URL referenced in video:

Posted by: Paul Weiss | June 18, 2014
The Journey Part II

In this video, we will install Eucalyptus 4.0 FastStart on the machine we prepared in Part I. We will also introduce a few command line tools, launch a couple of instances and take a quick look at the new “Management Console”.


Machine with CentOS 6.5 x64 installed as in previous video Pool of available IP addresses not in any DHCP pool Eucalyptus FastStart 4.0 “One Line Installer”:



Posted by: Paul Weiss | June 17, 2014
The Journey Part I

Install CentOS 6.5 x64 minimal in preparation to install Eucalyptus FastStart 4.0.

Gather the following:

Download CentOS 6.5 x64 minimal ISO from We recommend a minimum of 100GB disk space for /var (in the video we will have a single large /) A proper domain name (I chose cloud1.vlab.local) 1 static IP address w/ Internet access Machine should have virtualizaton support (check BIOS)



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