Posted by: Tim Zeller | June 23, 2014

As June comes to a close, let's round up some of the past week's top Eucalyptus and cloud news. There has been recent, widespread debate about the direction of open source cloud solutions, around whether they are now viable alternatives to proprietary software and if they are moving toward market consolidation and domination by a handful of vendors.

Many organizations are seeking to shift away from the cost and potential lock-in of VMware, but is open source there to pick up the...

Posted by: Tim Zeller | June 20, 2014

Hybrid cloud has an undeniable appeal. Ideally, dev/test teams tap into the virtually unlimited resources of an ecosystem such as Amazon Web Services, while also retaining the option to run selected workloads in the data center, whether to ensure data security or guarantee minimum performance levels.

The ideal versus the reality: Dealing with setup challenges

In practice, though, setting up a worthwhile hybrid cloud isn't easy. Many organizations have invested in solutions such as...

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.

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