November 26, 2012
SANTA BARBARA, CA, Nov. 26 – 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:
"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:
"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.
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.
Source: Eucalyptus Systems
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