Eucalyptus Updates AWS-Compatible Cloud Management Platform

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Eucalyptus has released a new version of its open source cloud management platform. The new release aims to improve scalability and control over cloud configuration and deployment.

Eucalyptus provides enterprises with the software to build AWS-compatible private or hybrid clouds.

Version 4.0 includes a number of new enhancements and features, according to Eucalyptus. Version 3.3 was released a year ago.

A new object storage gateway supports object storage solutions with Amazon S3 compliant interfaces such as Riak CS and Ceph, which will support massive data volumes.

Infrastructure managers can now deploy Eucalyptus into existing network topologies using the new edge networking, and dynamically change cloud service configurations to respond to cloud growth and infrastructure changes.

User-facing and core cloud services are separated architecturally, allowing administrators to improve availability and avoid bottlenecks by deploying load balancing or multiple instances of services.

The hybrid cloud user console has been redesigned to launch automated workflows and support various devices.

The Elastic Load Balancer now supports SSL termination and session stickiness, and additional improvements to API fidelity have been made for Eucalyptus 4.0.

“Eucalyptus 4.0 gives customers the power and control to deploy large scale clouds while keeping costs low,” said Greg DeKoenigsberg, vice president of community and product at Eucalyptus Systems. “Over the past year, we have seen numerous enterprises come to us ready to deploy a private and hybrid cloud. Eucalyptus 4.0 empowers our customers to achieve their business goals through an AWS-compatible cloud by eliminating common cloud roadblocks that prevent enterprise scale.”

Eucalyptus uses Nokia Siemens Networks and its cloud footprint of up to 100,000 cores as an example of the scale enterprise customers’ clouds can reach.

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