Intercontinental Hotels Groups and Beijing UnGeo Information Technology Choose RightScale and Eucalyptus for Cloud Initiatives

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – November 1, 2011Eucalyptus Systems, creators of the most widely deployed on-premise cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) software platform, and RightScale® Inc., the leader in cloud computing management, today announced that leading organizations InterContinental Hotels Group and Beijing UnGeo Information Technology Co., Ltd. have adopted RightScale myCloud and Eucalyptus for a “single pane of glass” to transform their IT infrastructures into fully managed private and hybrid clouds. The joint Eucalyptus and RightScale myCloud solution provides a fast path to launching a private or hybrid cloud with full-featured automation and management capabilities.

The two companies also announced the general availability of Eucalyptus and RightScale myCloud in several editions, delivering a range of production-ready solutions that combine the most widely deployed on-premise cloud software with the industry-standard cloud management platform. The fastest, easiest and most affordable bundle is RightScale myCloud Free with Eucalyptus FastStart – a free version of Eucalyptus that is especially quick and easy to install combined with a free version of RightScale. Eucalyptus and RightScale are also offering integrated solutions for large-scale enterprise hybrid and private cloud deployments.

“We chose RightScale and Eucalyptus for our private cloud initiative because of their proven track record creating and managing private and hybrid clouds,” stated Scott Johnson, VP, Enterprise Engineering, Global Technology, Intercontinental Hotels Group. “Both companies have deep expertise and have built that knowledge into the joint solution we’ll be using to manage a hybrid cloud model with bursting capability to public cloud providers.” Beijing UnGeo Information Technology Co., Ltd. has selected the Eucalyptus and RightScale solution to build their public cloud in China. UnGeo chose RightScale and Eucalyptus for the ease and speed of deploying the solution. Once up and running, UnGeo customers will also have the choice to manage their UnGeo cloud deployments with the RightScale Cloud Management Platform.

“We feel very strongly about our choice to use RightScale and Eucalyptus to set up the first comprehensive public cloud in China. We know they have the joint offering that will bring our cloud to market with the full-featured management and automation capabilities our customers desire,” commented Gary Jia, CEO Beijing UnGeo Information Technology Co., Ltd.

RightScale myCloud delivers easy-to-use, cost-effective and automated management of private and hybrid clouds under “one pane of glass.” RightScale myCloud Free bundled with Eucalyptus FastStart provides an easy way to test and deploy private cloud infrastructure with little financial or management risk. For organizations that want to deploy a highly elastic, scalable and high-performing hybrid cloud solution with enterprise-grade features, both companies are now offering two enterprise solutions as well: RightScale myCloud Standard with Eucalyptus Standard IaaS offers advanced features and support and RightScale myCloud Enterprise with Eucalyptus Enterprise IaaS is a fully configurable on-premise installation supporting multiple hypervisors such as VMware.

“We launched our RightScale myCloud solution with Eucalyptus to address market demand for a faster path to build a private or hybrid cloud,” said Michael Crandell, CEO RightScale. “We developed myCloud in different versions so that customers have a choice: myCloud free provides a quick do-it-yourself way to create a private or hybrid cloud for proof of concept; and myCloud Enterprise offers the customized and fully supported version that Intercontinental Hotels Group and UnGeo have chosen.”

“RightScale and Eucalyptus have offered a powerful private and hybrid cloud solution for over two years now, and this new, production-ready integration makes it even easier for our users and customers to evaluate, test and deploy a variety of cloud environments,” said Marten Mickos, Eucalyptus Systems CEO. “This combination provides the fastest path for organizations to try out private and hybrid clouds, and it will accelerate the adoption of scalable, elastic and cost-effective cloud computing in the enterprise.”

Eucalyptus Systems and RightScale will be hosting a “Zero-to-Cloud RightScale with Eucalyptus” one-day training session in which attendees will learn how to quickly build a private or hybrid cloud. It will be offered Thursday, November 10, the week of the RightScale Conference and Cloud Computing Expo in Santa Clara, California. Find out more or register.

For more information about Eucalyptus and RightScale myCloud, learn more here or contact RightScale at +1 (866) 720-0208 or Eucalyptus +1 (855) 845-9599.

About RightScale

RightScale® Inc. is the leader in cloud computing management. Founded in 2006, the company offers a fully automated cloud management platform that enables organizations to easily deploy and manage business critical applications across multiple clouds with complete control and portability. The RightScale Cloud Management Platform is delivered as "software as a service" (SaaS) and is available in a range of editions. To date, thousands of deployments and more than three million servers have been launched on the RightScale platform for leading organizations such as PBS, Harvard University, Zynga and Sling Media. To learn more about RightScale, please go to http://www.RightScale.com.

About Eucalyptus Systems

Eucalyptus Systems provides the only solution that transforms a customer's IT infrastructure into a private cloud that works like Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Eucalyptus Cloud Management Platform (CMP) is open source software that provides access to the scalability of the AWS public cloud while allowing for customization and control of internal cloud resources. By creating a hybrid cloud bridge between Eucalyptus and AWS, customers gain the flexibility to choose where to run workloads. With Eucalyptus, IT can now create an agile, affordable, and AWS-compatible environment for continuous integration (CI) and self-service IT. Empower innovation with a Eucalyptus cloud.

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