Eucalyptus 3.3, released on April 29, 2013, builds on existing EC2, S3, EBS, and IAM features to extend its lead in AWS compatibility. New capabilities included:
Auto Scaling allows application developers to scale Eucalyptus resources up or down based on policies defined using Amazon EC2-compatible APIs and tools. With Auto Scaling, cloud resources can be seamlessly increased or decreased to maintain performance and meet SLAs.
Elastic Load Balancing
Elastic Load Balancing is an AWS-compatible service that distributes incoming application traffic across multiple Eucalyptus instances to provide greater fault tolerance for applications.
CloudWatch is AWS-compatible service that monitors cloud resources and applications running on Eucalyptus clouds. It provides a reliable and flexible monitoring solution which allows application developers and cloud administrators to programmatically collect metrics, set alarms, identify trends, and take action to ensure applications run smoothly.
Expanded AWS Compatibility
Resource Tagging allows application developers and cloud administrators to assign customizable metadata to resources in Eucalyptus. Resource Tags enable users to categorize cloud resources in different ways, for example, by purpose, owner, or environment. Application developers and cloud administrators can filter by tags to easily manage and monitor specific resource collections.
Expanded Instance Types
Eucalyptus now supports an expanded set of instance types to more closely align to instance types available in Amazon EC2. Cloud administrators have flexibility to customize instance types to meet specific business and technical requirements.
- Maintenance Mode
Eucalyptus provides a robust cloud platform to ensure greater application uptime to meet demanding SLAs. Maintenance Mode allows cloud administrators to perform maintenance on a Eucalyptus cloud with zero downtime to instances or applications running on the cloud.
Eucalyptus User Console Updates
AWS Resource Management
Use the User Console to manage AWS public cloud resources in all regions as well as Eucalyptus private cloud resources. Simply log in to the console using your AWS access key and secret key.
Make large data sets more manageable through the use of default filters. You can also easily save your own set of facets in the Magic Search Bar to apply to any list of resources as the default filter on subsequent viewings.
Tagging for Auto Scaling Groups
Easily apply tags to auto scaling groups. Tags can also be propagated to instances launched within auto scaling groups.
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