Eucalyptus 3.1 Now Available

“Eucalyptus 3.1 is open for business,” writes Eucalyptus VP of Community Greg DeKoenigsberg in a blogpost. “No more artificial separation between Enterprise and Community. No more frenzied checkins to the ‘enterprise edition’ while the separate-but-equal ‘community version’ atrophies…(and) no more wondering about what’s on the roadmap.”
The new release features “FastStart,” designed for users “to deploy on-premise, AWS-compatiable IaaS clouds” in less than 20 minutes, according to the company. Source code is now available on GitHub, and there are enterprise platform deployments for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Enterprise Virtualization, and VMware vCenter 5.
With a nod toward what seems to be an emerging hybrid cloud (and multi-cloud) world, Eucalyptus also notes that the “Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization delivers a comprehensive virtualization platform…that provides benefits for cloud deployments, both private and hybrid.”

Eucalyptus Systems “is enabling 25,000 cloud starts each year, including instances at more than 20 percent of Fortune 100 companies,” the company says. In DeKoenigsberg’s words, “Build together. Run together. Manage together. That’s been the mantra for this release…we are deeply committed to the open source model, because we believe that it creates the best software, and we’re going to prove it.”

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