New Eucalyptus-Puppet Integration Kit Makes it Easy to Configure, Provision and Manage Eucalyptus Clouds

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. and PORTLAND, Ore. – April 26, 2011Eucalyptus Systems, creators of the leading independent software platform for Infrastructure-as-a-Service clouds, and Puppet Labs, a leading provider of open source systems management solutions, today announced the availability of the Eucalyptus-Puppet Integration Kit, a new joint solution that makes it faster and easier for users to configure, provision and manage Eucalyptus on-premise Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds using Puppet. The result of a new technology partnership between the two companies, the integration kit is available at no cost and is compatible with the open source and enterprise versions of the Puppet systems management platform and the Eucalyptus on-premise IaaS cloud software. The kit provides cloud resource and data center administrators a faster and more efficient way to mange clouds and enterprise data centers.

"The new Eucalyptus-Puppet Integration Kit can significantly reduce the resources needed to deploy and manage enterprise IaaS clouds as a part of a company's overall IT infrastructure," said Rich Wolski, co-founder and CTO, Eucalyptus Systems. "Puppet is successfully used by thousands of organizations to manage their data center systems, and now Eucalyptus users can easily benefit from Puppet in their private cloud environments. We are pleased to add an open source leader such as Puppet Labs to the growing Eucalyptus partner ecosystem."

"Eucalyptus is a recognized innovator in highly elastic and scalable IaaS cloud computing using on-premise data center resources," said Teyo Tyree, co-founder, Puppet Labs. "With this partnership and the new integration kit, data center and cloud administrators have a powerful open source solution for automating and managing Eucalyptus cloud development and application provisioning in a scalable, flexible and consistent manner."

Puppet is an enterprise systems management platform that standardizes the way IT staff deploy and manage infrastructure in the enterprise and the cloud. Puppet helps teams create a seamless IT infrastructure across departments to reduce costs and increase productivity.

The Eucalyptus on-premise cloud software platform lets organizations implement enterprise-scale infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) using their virtualized infrastructure, without modification, special-purpose hardware or reconfiguration. With Eucalyptus, users can make more efficient use of their computing resources, increase agility and deploy new applications faster, while protecting sensitive data and reducing capital expenditures.

The Eucalyptus-Puppet Integration Kit enhances the highly elastic and scalable Eucalyptus private cloud environment with the control, management and automated provisioning of Puppet. With Puppet and Eucalyptus, organizations can deploy a scalable and resilient IaaS cloud environment that is seamlessly integrated into their data center infrastructure.

Eucalyptus and Puppet will host a webinar on Wednesday, April 27, at 11a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern) to discuss new challenges and solutions for configuring, provisioning, managing IaaS clouds. For more information or to register for the webinar, please go to http://www.eucalyptus.com/webinar/puppet. For more information about the Eucalyptus-Puppet Integration Kit, please contact Eucalyptus at +1 (866) 456-3822.

About Puppet Labs

Puppet Labs (www.puppetlabs.com) develops and commercially supports Puppet, the leading open source platform for enterprise systems management. With millions of nodes under management and thousands of users, including Twitter, NYSE, Zynga, Genentech, Match.com, eBay, NYU, and Oracle, Puppet standardizes the way IT staff deploy and manage infrastructure in the enterprise and the cloud. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Puppet Labs is funded by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, True Ventures, Radar Partners and Emerson St. Partners.

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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