Eucalyptus Drives New Innovations in Private and Hybrid Cloud

Eucalyptus Drives New Innovations in Private and Hybrid Cloud
Software 
Leading AWS-Compatible Open Source Cloud Platform Enables New Level
of Control and Management; Introduces Expanded Storage Options 
SANTA BARBARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/26/12 --  Eucalyptus Systems,
the leading provider of private and hybrid cloud computing software,
today announced several new capabilities within its open cloud
software including advanced features that drive greater visibility
into cloud operations and expanded storage options. Eucalyptus 3.2
also introduces several new features that increase control and
management of cloud resources including a new graphical user
interface which enables self-service capabilities, simplified cloud
administration, and enhanced cloud usage reporting. Eucalyptus 3.2
furthers the company's leadership in open source cloud computing
software for private and hybrid clouds. 
"Visibility and control are foundational elements in driving the
broader adoption of cloud computing in the enterprise," said Aneel
Lakhani, research director, Gartner. "These capabilities are critical
across the entire cloud spectrum, but especially for customers
pursuing a hybrid approach where applications may run on multiple
clouds, private or public, for maximum flexibility in supporting
business needs." 
Managing distributed cloud environments is a daunting challenge for
today's cloud administrators. As the complexity and scale of cloud
deployments grow, solutions that automate key processes, troubleshoot
and resolve performance issues, and report on cloud usage and key
trends are critical for success. Innovations in Eucalyptus 3.2
provide customers with greater visibility and control over cloud
environments so they can accelerate cloud adoption across their
organizations. New features include: 
Web-based Cloud User Console - A new graphical user interface enables
self-service provisioning of compute, network, and storage resources.
The console allows users to perform self-service operations including
the provisioning of instances, keypair and password creation, Elastic
Block Store (EBS) volume and snapshot operations, image catalog
listing and registration, user group operations, and elastic IP
operations. 
Enhanced Cloud Usage Reporting - Allows cloud administrators to
easily understand usage of cloud resources, provide chargeback for
resources consumed, and facilitate capacity planning. Cloud
administrators can report on cloud compute, storage, and memory usage
at the user, group, and cloud level; generate and export reports via
the graphical user interface, API, or command line; and store usage
data in an external database as desired. 
Simplified Cloud Administration - Cloud administrators also benefit
from simplified cloud administration through improved logging
capabilities for faster troubleshooting and issue resolution.  
Improved Cloud Robustness - Performing QA testing on a massive scale
and in an open environment ensures Eucalyptus is production-ready
software that enterprises can rely on. Eucalyptus 3.2 increases the
resiliency and availability of applications with a hardened node
controller that further increases cloud reliability. 
"At any given time, our load-test harness may handle up to 6000
concurrent connections to 20 test applications across multiple groups
and phases of development. Eucalyptus enables us to quickly provision
cloud resources to meet these demands using the same ecosystem of
tools we're already familiar with through our work with AWS," said
Thomas Morse, director of IT and SaaS operations, App Dynamics. "The
reliability, flexibility and control provided by Eucalyptus 3.2 sets
the stage for us to more rapidly deploy and manage mission-critical
development and test environments in a highly scalable and
self-service manner." 
Eucalyptus has also broadened its storage support through the
introduction of two new adaptors: 
JBOD Storage Adaptor - Overlays Elastic Block Store (EBS)
functionality on top of raw block devices and JBODs, and provides
full support of AWS EBS API operations. 
EMC VNX SAN Storage Adaptor - Provides expanded SAN support for EMC
VNX Series SANs for Elastic Block Store (EBS) storage, including high
availability for the Eucalyptus Storage Controller, advanced VNX
snapshot support, and multi-pathing support for greater redundancy. 
"Customers worldwide, including NSN, Puma, Inter-Continental Hotels
Group, and NASA, have turned to Eucalyptus based on the agility,
elasticity, and scale that our software provides for highly demanding
development and test and Web applications," said Marten Mickos, CEO
of Eucalyptus. "Eucalyptus 3.2 delivers a highly reliable and robust
private and hybrid cloud solution that empowers both enterprises and
the open source community to confidently deploy applications and
drive innovation in the cloud." 
The new capabilities build upon Eucalyptus 3.1, which aligned the
open source community and enterprises on the same platform to
contribute, build, run and manage cloud development and deployments.
Eucalyptus 3.2 will be available to customers in December, 2012. For
more information, please visit http://www.eucalyptus.com or call
866-456-3822 (EUCA). 
About Eucalyptus Systems
 Eucalyptus Systems provides enterprises and
technology businesses with the leading open source software for
building AWS-compatible private and hybrid clouds. Eucalyptus is
uniquely suited for enterprise clouds with production-ready software
that supports industry-standard AWS APIs, including EC2, S3, EBS, and
IAM. Hundreds of customers in North America, EMEA and Asia run
Eucalyptus clouds with the agility, elasticity, and scale required
for their highly demanding development and test and scalable web
services applications. By providing an open path to cloud computing,
Eucalyptus is dedicated to the success of its active and rapidly
growing ecosystem of customers, partners, developers and researchers.
For more information, please visit http://www.eucalyptus.com. 
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CONTACT 
Katharine Kemp
Barokas PR for Eucalyptus Systems
eucalyptus@barokas.com 
206-264-8220