Eucalyptus Session at Cloud Expo
Mårten Mickos, the guy who sold MySQL to Sun for a billion dollars, has got
himself another company. Now all he has to do is find another sucker like
Mårten, who wouldn't be Mårten without that cute little Finnish doohickey
over his name, has been named CEO of Eucalyptus Systems, the open source
private cloud start-up. Woody Rollins, who was CEO, has morphed into the
Since leaving Sun and MySQL last year, Mårten has been at Benchmark Capital,
which backed MySQL, as entrepreneur-in-residence trying to spot his next
opportunity. As it happens Eucalyptus is a Benchmark investment. Benchmark
led its $5.5 million first round.
Mårten says that while he was at Benchmark he asked around and people
identified only two real hot buttons: the cloud and the mobile Internet. Both
of them are gonna be massively big, but he fe... (more)
Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings
A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing.
Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active
players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we
identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony,
if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the
"Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing.
Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various
services and solutions in this round-up are in e... (more)
The companies claim that their partnership is aimed at helping enterprises
get a better handle on challenges related to the elastic provisioning of
compute clouds on existing data center infrastructure. The joint solution
specifically targets the problem that companies face due to the inability of
the data layer to scale at the same rate as the compute layer. The combo
stack is intended for large-scale businesses to provision private clouds on
the Eucalyptus cloud platform.
Terracotta which provides software for Java applications, facilitates
private cloud deployment and helps... (more)
Eucalyptus Systems, the open source private and hybrid cloud merchant that
just tied up with Amazon, has gotten a $30 million C round on top of the
$25.5 million it's already gotten. It says the C round was oversubscribed.
The funding was led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP). Existing
investors, including Benchmark Capital, BV Capital and New Enterprise
Associates (NEA) pitched in too.
Eucalyptus claims to be the most widely deployed on-premise IaaS cloud
platform, but, according to Marten Mickos, who runs the joint, at $55.5
million, Eucalyptus is the "least funded" of th... (more)
"The combination of RightScale and Eucalyptus is an excellent way to achieve
federation between public and private cloud platforms,” said Rich Wolski, a
professor in the Computer Science Department at UCSB and director of the
Eucalyptus project. Wolski, an upcoming speaker at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing
Expo (November 19-21, San Jose, CA), made the comment as it was announced
that RightScale has partnered with the Eucalyptus Project Team at the
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) to foster cloud computing
research, experimentation and adoption.
"Deploying scalable, reli... (more)
In keeping with its multi-cloud manifesto, RightScale, the cloud manager, has
added support for Amazon's weeks-old EC2 Europe cloud.
Amazon Web Services global and European Amazon EC2 customers can now access
RightScale's automated cloud management platform to manage and scale cloud
deployments as well as facilitate application migration and management back
and forth between Amazon's US and EU clouds.
In December, Amazon gave European businesses the option of running their EC2
applications on a local cloud. It's a way to reduce latency and help with EU
regulatory requirements on ... (more)