Self-Service Private and Hybrid Cloud Coalition Gains Momentum

newScale, rPath and Eucalyptus Systems Formalize Coalition Name and Launch Independent Website

  • Cloud coalition officially named "The NRE Alliance"
  • New coalition website can be found at
  • Coalition CEOs team up for a live online panel; register here:
  • NRE takes Gold and Finalist awards for "Best of VMworld 2010"
  • Analyst says The NRE Alliance offers enterprise IT organizations a faster on-ramp to on-demand IT service delivery

SAN MATEO, Calif., RALEIGH, N.C., SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — October 6, 2010newScale, rPath and Eucalyptus Systems, a coalition focused on bringing self-service private and hybrid clouds to the enterprise, today announced that it has formalized its name and launched a coalition website located at The coalition, which is now called The NRE Alliance, was announced last month at VMworld 2010, where technologies from NRE members newScale and rPath won Best of VMworld 2010 awards in the "Private Cloud Computing" category.

Self-service private and hybrid cloud computing continues to generate a lot of interest as pressure mounts on IT departments to deliver the kinds of simple, self-service, on-demand infrastructure services readily available from public clouds like Rackspace or Amazon EC2. However, most IT organizations lack the infrastructure and process maturity to provide the dynamic elasticity found in the public cloud. And most public cloud services lack the governance, management and control required for enterprise IT.

Last month at VMworld 2010, newScale, rPath and Eucalyptus Systems announced an integrated technology platform that will provide an on-ramp to private and hybrid clouds in the enterprise. The three vendors have combined the best in self-service, automation and elasticity to deliver a complete enterprise cloud solution that will help IT departments create their own private clouds and manage access to public cloud resources.

"Cloud computing is a megatrend that is shaping the future of IT," said Julie Craig, research director at Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), in a report titled Cloud Coalition: rPath, newScale, and Eucalyptus Systems Partner on Self-Service Public and Private Cloud. "It is forcing companies to reevaluate their approach to delivering IT services, to staffing and budgeting, and to application governance and management."

The agility benefits of private and hybrid clouds are compelling. With controlled, consistent services and compute capacity available on demand for project leads and application development and testing groups, IT can step out of the way and focus on higher-value tasks—freeing up resources and budget for faster product delivery and new innovation.

"One of the main benefits of this coalition is agility, helping multiple departments within IT to accelerate testing and deployment of new business applications," said Craig in the EMA report. "[The NRE Alliance] offers enterprise IT organizations a faster on-ramp to on-demand IT service delivery."

The NRE Alliance offers the foundations for a complete enterprise cloud solution. newScale provides a self-service IT storefront with on-demand provisioning from a menu of private or public cloud service options; rPath is the "service factory," or a centralized software distribution hub for managing IT system construction and change; and Eucalyptus Systems provides private cloud infrastructure for elastic scaling of workloads based on dynamic demand. The complete solution is delivered by MomentumSI.

"We like each of these partners individually—and together, their platform adds up to more than the sum of its parts," noted Rachel Chalmers, research director at The 451 Group, in a report titled Eucalyptus Systems, newScale and rPath Join to Build Integrated Cloud On-ramp.

Paul Burns, president of analyst firm Neovise, says that The NRE Alliance delivers on the four key elements of an enterprise cloud—self-service, automation, elasticity and integration. In his report, Four Keys to the Enterprise Cloud, he says, "It is these same four keys to the enterprise cloud which newScale, rPath, Eucalyptus Systems and MomentumSI have come together to provide. Building and managing a private cloud is now within reach."

The NRE Alliance website is now available, featuring a number of resources, including a two-minute video, an on-demand webinar replay, white papers, a free readiness assessment workshop, and more. The website can be found at

CEOs of The NRE Alliance member companies—Marten Mickos, Eucalyptus Systems; Scott Hammond, newScale; Mike Torto, rPath; and Jeff Schneider, MomentumSI—are teaming up for a live online panel on November 2, 2010, titled Toward Self-Service Private/Hybrid Cloud: An Expert Discussion on the Journey from IT Bottleneck to IT-as-a-Service. Register for this free event at

To view The NRE Alliance cartoon, visit

About Eucalyptus Systems, Inc.

Eucalyptus Systems develops enterprise-grade technology solutions built on the open source Eucalyptus software for private and hybrid cloud computing. Originally developed as part of an NSF-funded academic research project at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Eucalyptus is quickly becoming the standard for private, on-premise cloud computing, delivering the cost efficiencies and scalability of a cloud architecture with the security and control of deploying on an organization's own IT infrastructure. Eucalyptus is available in two editions: open source Eucalyptus and the Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition (EE), commercial, enterprise-grade infrastructure software designed for large-scale deployments. For more information about Eucalyptus, please visit

About MomentumSI

MomentumSI is a leading IT services consultancy that helps large enterprises transform IT processes and infrastructures into strategic advantage. Its consultants help clients align business needs with IT processes so they can more rapidly deploy new business innovations. Using leading-edge practices and proven methodologies, MomentumSI provides application development and systems implementations that incorporate disruptive technologies, including cloud computing, continuous delivery, business process management and service-oriented architecture. Founded in 1997, MomentumSI is a privately held company that operates globally with headquarters in Austin, Texas and offices in San Francisco, Washington D.C., New York and Sydney. To learn more, visit or call 512-236-1517.

About newScale, Inc.

newScale is the leading provider of self-service, service catalog, and lifecycle management software for enterprise IT and private/hybrid cloud computing. With more than two million users worldwide, newScale helps IT organizations and service providers offer a self-service storefront for both desktop and data center services—across physical, virtual and cloud environments. newScale customers—including 20 percent of the Fortune 50—benefit from greater IT agility, increased user satisfaction, and tens of millions of dollars in savings. For more information, visit

About rPath, Inc.

rPath automates system deployment and maintenance across physical, virtual and cloud environments. rPath's innovative release automation platform is based on the industry's only commercial version control repository for managing deployed software systems. The result is an easy-to-deploy and cost-effective automation solution for rapid, low-risk and low-overhead deployment and maintenance of complex software systems. rPath dramatically improves responsiveness to business lines, reduces compliance risks, and allows resource-constrained IT organizations to significantly reduce operating costs and "do more with less." Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, rPath customers include many of the world's largest enterprises and ISVs. Visit

About The NRE Alliance

The NRE Alliance is a coalition of newScale, rPath and Eucalyptus Systems focused on bringing self-service private and hybrid cloud to the enterprise. The three vendors have combined the best in self-service, automation and elasticity to deliver a complete enterprise cloud solution that will help IT departments transform into internally managed versions of a public cloud service like Rackspace or Amazon EC2. The solution is being delivered by MomentumSI.

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