Posted by: Graziano Obertelli | May 6, 2012

In Greg's Where is Waldo game, one big event was missing: Eucalyptus is also at UDS. Harold, Brian and me are already in Oakland ready to rock and roll. We have exciting news for our session: you can check out Brian's blog for a sneak peak of  Eucalyptus 3.1 Alpha1. Your favorite on-premise IaaS now is available with HA, boot from EBS, and IAM (check the roadmap for more details).

Find us at the Eucalyptus session, or around the conference floor  to say hello or to get a t-shirt (...
Posted by: Greg DeKoenigsberg | April 27, 2012

For those of you who missed us in New York and the Bay Area this week, never fear.  We’re getting around.    Come see us at:

April 28 – 29: LinuxFest Northwest, Bellingham WA April 30 – May 2: OpenCloudConf, Sunnyvale CA May 6 – 10: Interop Las Vegas – Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV May 8: Goldman Sachs Cloud Computing Conference – Rosewood Sand Hill, Menlo Park CA May 16: AWS User Group Amsterdam – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Find the person in the Eucalyptus t-shirt / white dress shirt /...

Posted by: Imran Hossain Shaon | April 25, 2012

  Network Time Protocol (NTP) It’s a protocol used to synchronize Linux system’s clock with an accurate time source. This little yet powerful tool is very important for every big network. And I have few bad experiences with this NTP. … Continue reading →

Posted by: Greg DeKoenigsberg | April 23, 2012

On Wednesday April 25th, Eucalyptus will be hosting our first EucaDay. It’s a friendly little gathering of customers, partners, and community, and it’s free to attend. If you’re in the New York City area, you can register right now.

Of course, not everyone will be able to make it to New York City for this event. That’s ok, too — you can still attend and participate. For the sessions led by Marten Mickos (head honcho), Tim Cramer (lovable despot of engineering) and myself (community...

Posted by: Daved Federlein | April 19, 2012

In my last post I detailed using screen as a teaching tool.  In this post I will go over using IRC to augment the demonstration with lecture/Q-and-A sessions and using a bot to record your sessions.  This post will deal specifically with setting up your own IRC service.

Since this is in parallel with EucaSchool, I should say that we don't use our own IRC server for EucaSchool.  We use  You can join us in our channels there: #eucalyptus for general support on Eucalyptus or...
Posted by: Andrew Hamilton | April 15, 2012

Chef is a tool used for configuration management of bare metal and virtual systems. Chef has a client/server model as well as a standalone tool that is very similar to the tools from Puppet Labs. (Want to automate a puppet agent installation? Check out my earlier blog post

When using the cloud and launching multiple instances with the same job, configuration management is a huge time saver. Configuration management systems will allow you to build the configuration once and use it to...

Posted by: Rich Wolski | April 13, 2012

In March, we announced an agreement to collaborate with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to ensure API compatibility between AWS and the Eucalyptus open source on-premise Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform. Beyond the details of the news, I'd like to shed some light on how I think this agreement helps customers focus on the larger discussion of the policies and business logic that govern application workloads.

For some time now, Eucalyptus users have implemented application...

Posted by: Greg DeKoenigsberg | April 10, 2012

The cloud world has been quite the spectacle lately.  Intrigue, romance, alliances and double-crosses, comedy, tragedy, and zombies.  If you’ve seen the play already, I won’t bore you by recounting it — and if you haven’t, I won’t ruin it for you.

At Eucalyptus, we continue to care most about, and focus chiefly on, making open source cloud software that works for our users.  So let’s set aside the theatrics and talk about users for a moment.

Some of you may be familiar with the...

Posted by: Rich Wolski | April 9, 2012

With the agreement between Eucalyptus and Amazon to cooperate on ensuring API fidelity between the two technologies comes the question of defining what it means for two independent implementations to support the same API. The API itself consists of a large number of different "commands" or "service requests," each of which triggers many different operations within the system that are visible to the user. Moreover, the API makes specific assumptions about "things" (VMs, storage volumes,...

Posted by: Marten Mickos | April 6, 2012

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Eucalyptus Systems announced an agreement last week that enables customers to more efficiently migrate workloads between their existing data centers and the AWS cloud while using the same management tools and skills across both environments.

With this agreement customers have the added flexibility to more freely move workloads between their existing IT environments and the AWS cloud. In addition, customers can take advantage of a common set of API’s that...