Posted by: Harold Spencer, Jr. | August 28, 2014

In a previous blog, I discussed how cloud-init can be used to customize a CoreOS image deployed as an instance on Eucalyptus – which happens to work in the same fashion on AWS.  This is a follow-up blog to demonstrate how to use Eucalyptus Cloudformation (which is in Tech Preview in Eucalyptus 4.0.0/4.0.1) to deploy a CoreOS cluster on Eucalyptus, customizing each instance using the cloud-config service.  This setup will allow cloud users to test out CoreOS clusters on Eucalyptus, just as...

Posted by: Colby Dyess | August 26, 2014

Last week brought more news about what Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos has called a company "turnaround" owing to renewed focus on Amazon Web Services compatibility in particular and easy-to-use private cloud computing in general.

At a time when the OpenStack community still faces challenges with design and usability, Eucalyptus is in great position to meet the needs of organizations seeking a private cloud architecture optimized for their unique requirements. Security, control,...

Posted by: Marten Mickos | August 26, 2014

Only tight organizations can produce stellar results and consistently beat their competition. The challenge is that it is both difficult and time consuming to build a tight organization. It boils down to three key things that I describe below.

In a great machine there are no loose parts. The machine is tightly optimized. It can handle big tasks successfully, without any part breaking or bursting. When we build and lead organizations, such as a startup company or a large corporation,...

Posted by: Marten Mickos | August 21, 2014

We have turned around the Eucalyptus ship, and it is full steam ahead. Welcome aboard!

The product now works beautifully and the AWS compatibility is outstanding. We are signing up customers faster than before, helping them reach a new level of agility in any business operation that relies on compute power.

Things were not always this sunny. Though things were incredibly sunny back in 2009 when Eucalyptus was the only viable private cloud platform in the market, it quickly...

Posted by: Vika Felmetsger | August 20, 2014
As of 4.0.0 release, support for roles has been introduced into Eucalyptus. Similar to AWS IAM roles, roles in Eucalyptus can be used to delegate access to users, applications or services. In addition to the regular roles, Eucalyptus also provides a way to define roles for privileged cloud-wide access, a functionality that was previously only available to the eucalyptus account. Identity and Access Control in Eucalyptus Eucalyptus identity and access control model is based on the AWS IAM. In...


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