Posted by: Greg DeKoenigsberg | November 20, 2012

We’re big fans of the Cobbler project here at Eucalyptus. We think it’s the best tool in the open source world for bare metal provisioning.  We’ve invested in a gigantic QA environment for continual integration testing, and Cobbler is one of the linchpins of that environment. It’s the kind of tool that’s best appreciated by sysadmins who deal with *a lot* of systems.

I’m sort of attached to Cobbler personally, since I watched it grow out of Red Hat’s Emerging Technologies team several...

Posted by: Kyo Lee | November 19, 2012

For the 3.2 release in this December, Eucalyptus is coming out with an intuitive, easy-to-use cloud user console, which aims to support the on-premise dev/test cloud adoption among IT organizations and enterprises.

This easy-to-use Eucalyptus User Console is consisted of two main components: a browser-side javascript application, written in JQuery, and a proxy server that utilizes Python Boto to relay requests to Eucalyptus Cloud, which is written in Python Tornado, an open...

Posted by: Eucalyptus Professional Services | November 16, 2012
If you're following us and waiting for the EUCA3 certification general availability announcement, we definitely appreciate your patience. We have been carefully analyzing the results of the beta, and given our results we are considering the possibility of eliminating the course requirement prior to sitting for the exam. We will make a final determination in the next couple of weeks. If you have strong feelings one way or the other, please let us know in the comments below.Thanks again for your...
Posted by: Brady Murray | November 15, 2012

Sometimes preparing for a cloud project can feel like staring up at Everest from basecamp. Getting started is always daunting when you don’t quite know how to take the first step.

While we’re still in the dawn hours of the proverbial cloud day, one pattern has become evident for many enterprise IT organizations: You start with a private cloud. And when you roll out your cloud, you look to development and test functions as your initial use cases. This is the beachhead for the cloud...

Posted by: Andrew Hamilton | November 14, 2012

At Eucalyptus, IT tends to have a bunch of different accounts for the clouds that we run. Most of the work we do with these clouds happens from the Cloud Controller of each cloud and it can become confusing determining which user’s credentials are currently sourced when you have 10 accounts and 15 users. We need a method for easily determining which account and user we are currently accessing the cloud as so that we don’t launch instances or create keypairs using the incorrect user as then...


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