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Posted by: Harold Spencer, Jr. | February 2, 2014

CirrOS is a a trimmed-down OS that has been developed to run on cloud environments. When deployed on Eucalyptus clouds, CirrOS is very effective in confirming the clouds have been set up to provide instance networking, and instance services (metadata and userdata – similar to whats provided on AWS).  Because its seen as being so helpful to cloud administrators, Eucalyptus added both 32 and 64 bit CirrOS images to eustore.  This blog entry will cover how to use eustore to bundle, upload and...

Posted by: Harold Spencer, Jr. | February 1, 2014

In previous posts, I shared how to use Ubuntu Cloud Images and eustore with Eucalyptus and AWS.  This blog entry will focus on how to use these assets to create EBS-backed EMIs in 12 steps.   These steps can be used on AWS as well, but instead of creating an instance store-backed AMI first, Ubuntu has already provided AMIs that can be used as the building block instance on AWS.  Let’s get started.

Prerequisites

On Eucalyptus and AWS, it is required the user has the appropriate IAM...

Posted by: Tim Zeller | January 31, 2014

The hybrid cloud may be primed for widespread uptake in 2014, with more businesses electing to link their on-premises infrastructure with scalable resources from Amazon Web Services. An AWS hybrid cloud provides enhanced security, more predictable costs and greater versatility for workflows such as development, testing and disaster recovery than purely public solutions, and companies are starting to notice.

Hybrid Cloud Deployments Lead to Better Cost Management and Control

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Posted by: Colby Dyess | January 24, 2014

Much of the cloud industry's focus has been on the scalable infrastructure that the technology provides. While this feature is a key component of any cloud, it is not the only reason that 2014 is likely to be another good year for cloud computing. TechTarget recently highlighted comments from several cloud industry observers, noting in particular that organizations will likely look more toward cloud-hosted applications.

Cloud consultant David Linthicum told the news source that...

Posted by: Colby Dyess | January 23, 2014

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

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