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CoreSite Bay Area Data Center Hosts Eucalyptus Cloud Test Lab

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Data center provider CoreSite Realty announced on Monday that cloud computing platform developer Eucalyptus Systems has launched a new enterprise-class cloud test lab offering at CoreSite’s San Francisco data center.

CoreSite says this new offering will address the growing demand for cloud computing technologies and the lab will provide a secure, fully functional hosted infrastructure as a service cloud. Enterprises can test their cloud application migration strategies prior to implementation with the test lab.

More than 25,000 Eucalyptus clouds have been deployed worldwide, including more than 20 percent of Fortune 100 companies, according to the press release. This test lab could increase the adoption of Eucalyptus-based hybrid and private clouds by Bay Area businesses. The test lab reduces risks associate with cloud adoption, CoreSite says, since users can purchase the exact cloud environment used during the testing phase.

“CoreSite is pleased to provide the data center infrastructure to support Eucalyptus’ new Cloud Test Lab offering,” Brian Warren, VP of product management at CoreSite said in a statement. “This offering provides our enterprise data center customers with a secure, risk-managed testing environment for their cloud migration strategies. The Eucalyptus Cloud Test Lab demonstrates CoreSite’s commitment to developing cloud computing ecosystems for our customers.”

The Eucalyptus Cloud Test Lab includes hosting, hardware and Eucalyptus open source cloud software. It allows customers to configure virtual cloud resources and demo applications on private cloud software.

“By validating the technical and business benefits of specific use cases prior to migration, enterprises can deploy hosted private and hybrid clouds with a new level of confidence,” David Butler, SVP of marketing at Eucalyptus said in a statement. “As part of Cloud Test Lab, customers can leverage the Eucalyptus partner ecosystem to evaluate a complete cloud solution, and benefit from a customer-focused, best-of-breed systems management approach.”

The official product launch date is set for March 1, 2012, according to CoreSite. CoreSite will host cloud test lab demonstrations at Cloud Connect in Santa Clara this week at their booth #314 from February 14-15, 2012.

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