Cloud platform providing company, Eucalyptus Systems, made public the latest version of their Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) on Tuesday, with numerous upgrades that seem to be the consequence of its fairly new partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Of the updated features, one is the FastStart which allows users to deploy AWS-compatible IaaS clouds in under an hour. AWS had announced previously that it would support Eucalyptus’ endeavors for extending its compatibility with the help of AWS APIs.
These new features will become available on June 27 and will be built on Eucalyptus 3.
The expected updates will increase the demand for on-premise and private cloud computing solutions, along with the industry-wide acceptance of AWS APIs, premature though it may seem. CloudStack has also adopted AWS APIs which is to be expected, except if there is large-scale implementation of OpenStack in the coming years.
In a recent interview, Mikros stated that vCloud Director and CloudStack are their chief competitors. They also said that OpenStack is leaning more towards being a public cloud platform than a private one, which is the goal of Eucalyptus.
As stated in the press release, Eucalyptus 3.1 allows on-premise cloud deployments on the newest version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux with EC2EBS, S3 and IAM using Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and VMware virtualization platforms.
All the source code for this new installment, Eucalyptus 3.1 is available for the perusal of the public on Github, which is the hub where all latest development will take place.
“Eucalyptus 3.1 brings enterprise-grade cloud computing to the open source communities of the world and sets the stage for a true architecture of participation. This release draws from production experience with customers such as Puma, Inter-Continental Hotels Group, NIST, NASA, Cornell University and others,” Marten Mickos, Eucalyptus Systems CEO stated. “Highly available, thoroughly tested, and with its industry-standard AWS API, Eucalyptus 3.1 is the leading open choice for on-premise and hybrid clouds.”