Eucalyptus 3.4 is Here!
Eucalyptus 3.4 is now available, with warm upgrade support, a hybrid cloud management interface and many more enhancements that improve agility for cloud administrators. Eucalyptus remains the ideal solution for developing and testing applications built for AWS. With a Eucalyptus private cloud, you can shorten delivery cycles and accelerate time to market by providing a standardized and consistent environment that spans both private and public clouds.
Hybrid Cloud Management
Launch instances, create snapshots and manage autoscaling groups in either your private or public clouds from a single environment. Now the same powerful and easy to use self-service interface that provisions and manages Eucalyptus Cloud resources can manage your AWS cloud resources.
Enhanced API Compatibility
Improved S3 API
Improved support of the S3 API means existing tools for managing Simple Storage Service will more easily work Eucalyptus Walrus storage without modification.
Expanded SDK Support
This release includes enhancements that expand the set of SDKs with demonstrated support. Get more details at the AWS Compatibility wiki page.
Image Creation and Management
Bootable Image Support
Greatly simplifies adding new images to your Eucalyptus Cloud by removing the need to upload and manage kernel and ramdisk images.
Create From Running Instance
New utilities to create Instance-store or EBS-backed image from a running instance. Reduces the complexity of forming the image, creating and uploading the bundle.
AMI or VMDK to EMI Conversion
Tools to help migrate existing VMWare and AWS hosted applications into the Eucalyptus Cloud.
Image Validation Service
Quality checking new images is a complex and time intensive task. The new Eucalyptus Image Validation service can automatically execute tests to spot issues before publishing. The service runs in your datacenter, includes dozens of standard tests and is user expandable.
Upgrade and Maintenance
Eucalyptus provides a robust cloud platform to ensure greater application uptime to meet demanding SLAs. Maintenance Mode and support for warm upgrades allows cloud administrators to perform maintenance on a Eucalyptus cloud with zero downtime to instances or applications running on the cloud.
Enhancements include greater control of primary service assignments and manual failover, and improved error detection to reduce failover times.
Eucalyptus may provide early access to features that are partially complete and / or not hardened to production levels. Technology previews allow users the opportunity to try within a non-production environment and provide feedback that may be incorporated prior to general availability. Tech preview features are NOT for production use, will NOT be upgradeable, are NOT covered by an SLA and are supported as “best effort” through community channels. Learn more about Technology Preview.
Scalable Object Storage
A pluggable interface designed to enable IT and Cloud Infrastructure managers the flexibility to implement scalable, fault tolerant storage services with SAN-like performance at a fraction of the cost. This version includes a reference implementation based on RiakCS.
A new networking mode that eliminates the need to route traffic through a single server by utilizing existing networking infrastructure.
We'd love to hear your views on the current release and future roadmap of Eucalyptus! Visit the Eucalyptus Roadmap to learn about new and upcoming Eucalyptus features and provide feedback.
See what features were added in Eucalyptus 3.3.