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Posted by: Marten Mickos | November 24, 2013

Eucalyptus is an open source private cloud software platform that delivers AWS-compatibility, agility and affordability. We empower innovators, allowing you to develop and deploy software on your own servers as you do it on public clouds. We believe in a hybrid future, and therefore we enable application workload mobility between Amazon Web Services (AWS) and your own compute environment.

We have chosen a sharp and specific strategy in the world of infrastructure software. The...

Posted by: Neil Soman | November 20, 2013

As many of us know, Eucalyptus includes a component called Walrus that implements a significant subset of the S3 API.

However, one of the issues with object storage support in Eucalyptus has been that it did not scale past a single server. DRBD support in the high availability version of Walrus allowed data to be replicated, however, it still suffered from the same drawback, i.e., the inability to scale out.

In this tech preview that is based off of the Eucalyptus 3.4.0 code base,...

Posted by: Harold Spencer, Jr. | November 19, 2013

Docker has been in the news lately as one of the hot open-source project promoting linux containers.  The focus of this blog entry is to show how to deploy Docker on Eucalyptus from a cloud administrator’s point-of-view – all in the cloud.  This is a step-by-step guide to create an Docker EMI from an existing Ubuntu Cloud Raring EMI using AWS’s documentation.  This entry will also show how to build euca2ools from source in the Ubuntu Cloud image.

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Posted by: Marten Mickos | October 23, 2013

Business units are increasingly turning to the cloud for their IT needs, and CIO-led IT organizations are becoming integrators of software and services over a set of known APIs. From the top of the organization, instructions to be lean and agile are issued. In short, the new IT is a mutual affair between the business unit and IT organization that must become cheaper and faster. The new IT must be able to offer the same support for workloads within the firewall as are offered on the public...

Posted by: Harold Spencer, Jr. | October 15, 2013

IAM Roles in AWS are quite powerful – especially when users need instances to access service APIs to implement complex deployments.  In the past, this could be accomplished by passing access keys and secret keys through the instance user data service, which can be cumbersome and is quite insecure.  With IAM roles, instances can be launched with profiles that allow them to leverage various IAM policies provided by the user to control what service APIs  instances can access in a secure manner...

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