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...
Posted by: Marten Mickos | August 11, 2014

I want to be an OpenStack contributor.

Back in the early days of private cloud, Eucalyptus worked closely with the folks at NASA who later developed Nova, figuring out together what open-source IaaS clouds need to look like. To this day Eucalyptus contributes Euca2ools to the entire world of cloud users. And I have been joking (while meaning it in earnest) that Eucalyptus is a big contributor to OpenStack because we contribute competition.

Now I would like to become a...

Posted by: Colby Dyess | August 5, 2014

For our first Eucalyptus and cloud news roundup of August 2014, we'll start off with a look at the growing competition among providers of cloud computing services. While Amazon has led the pack for years - it was remained out front in the most recent edition of Gartner's IaaS Magic Quadrant - Microsoft and Google are using price cuts and infrastructure expansion to take on Amazon Web Services, which MongoDB executive Matt Asay memorably dubbed the potential "800,000-pound gorilla" in the...


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