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“We carefully chose 3Tera to be one of our first strategic partners for C3 because of their deep experience offering a full and open cloud computing platform for running multi-tier applications in a massively scalable global cloud," said AJ Jennings, vice president of business development, Citrix Systems, as Citrix and 3Tera announced a partnership combining the new Citrix Cloud Center (C3) solution with 3Tera’s award winning AppLogic Cloud Computing Platform. “Adding XenServer Cloud Edition to our application packaging technology, global cloud presence, and disaster recovery appliances creates the first open cloud computing platform ready for mission critical applications,” said Barry X Lynn, Chairman and CEO, 3Tera (pictured). Lynn added: “As cloud computing moves from early adopters to mainstream users, new customers are demanding enterprise levels of reliability,... (more)

Open Source Cloud Computing: RightScale Joins Forces with Eucalyptus

"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, reliable applications from scratch in a multi-cloud world is a time consuming and expensive task," Wolski continued. "Eucalyptus makes it possible to use RightScale’s top-quality management platform and expertise to make this easy and cost-effective for both a local IT infrastructure and many of... (more)

SYS-CON's 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo: Show Report

Dmitry Sotnikov's Blog Overall, very exciting times, and a great event put together by the folks at SYS-CON! There was a lot of excitement and optimism throughout the event. As someone put it: cloud computing is about 700 days old. That means that there are a lot of arguments about definitions, and where things are going, and so on. And that also gives a lot of vibe and a lot of fresh community spirit. Below are my notes from all the sessions I attended at the last week’s Cloud Computing Expo 2008 on: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 A few general comments on the conference. First and foremost, cloud computing is happening. There was a lot of excitement and optimism throughout the event. And frankly this was quite contrasting to the SOA keeping talking about whether SOA is getting anywhere, how to justify SOA projects, whether it is a journey or a destination, and so on. This was... (more)

RightScale Adds Amazon EC2 Europe to List of Supported Clouds

RightScale has announced that it has added the new Amazon EC2 Europe cloud infrastructure to the list of clouds supported by the RightScale Cloud Management Platform.  Amazon Web Services global and European Amazon EC2 customers now have access to RightScale's automated cloud management platform to manage and scale cloud deployments as well as facilitate application migration and management across U.S. and EU clouds. Amazon EC2 in Europe provides Amazon EC2 users with reduced latency and aids them in adhering to EU regulatory requirements for data storage and processing.  For global companies, it supports an additional level of redundancy and disaster recovery.   To help companies with the challenges of migrating and managing applications across multiple clouds, RightScale will now also support Amazon EC2 deployments in Europe. RightScale protects EC2 users from thi... (more)

Sun Microsystems Unveils Open Cloud Platform

Sun Microsystems showcased the Sun Open Cloud Platform, the company's open cloud computing infrastructure, powered by industry-leading software technologies from Sun, including Java, MySQL, OpenSolaris and Open Storage. Signaling a massive opportunity to open the world's nascent cloud market, Sun also outlined that a core element of its strategy is to offer public clouds and previewed plans to launch the Sun Cloud, its first public cloud service targeted at developers, students and startups. Both are key elements in Sun's strategy to bring openness and interoperability to the cloud computing market. Sun also announced the release of a core set of Open APIs, unveiled broad partner support for its cloud platform and demonstrated innovative features of the Sun Cloud. Sun is opening its cloud APIs for public review and comment, so that others building public and privat... (more)

Eucalyptus Loses Ubuntu to OpenStack

Without saying why, the Ubuntu project has decided that the Ubuntu Cloud should be based on Rackspace's open source OpenStack from here on out. The current Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC) based on Eucalyptus Systems CEO Marten Mickos' euphonious code won't exactly be thrown out with the bathwater. Canonical will continue to support it as a standalone implementation. It said customers that have deployed Eucalyptus private clouds will continue to get maintenance apparently through April 2015. However, migration tools will be provided in Ubuntu Server 11.10, which will also include the OpenStack stack. It's due in October. The Ubuntu team has been working to advance OpenStack technology. Canonical released a statement saying, "This decision clarifies the direction of Ubuntu Cloud over the next 12 months, as the project moves towards the long term support (LTS) release in... (more)

Eucalyptus Open Sources Services & Training

Eucalyptus, the open source private cloud platform partnered with Amazon to give people hybrid clouds, has found selling support and professional services, the usual way an open source company makes money, isn't working as a business because would-be customers are too tight-fisted. As a result it didn't grow as much as expected last year. So it's regrouping. It's open sourcing its services and training, CEO Marten Mickos said, to focus on its product business, where it's seeing early indications of large cloud implementations and the potential for a big business thanks in part to its alliance with Amazon, whose APIs are the recognized cloud standard. Initial contracts brought in $50,000-$100,000 apiece, he said. Amazon is helping a bit, but Eucalyptus is doing most of its own lead generation. Consulting contracts, evidently few and far between, averaged around $20,0... (more)

Weekly Roundup: Windows Azure Gets More Features

Last week seems to have been an important week for the Windows Azure team at Microsoft. They have provided some new and improved features to Windows Azure. There were also some new feature releases from Google, Amazon and Eucalyptus. And, Hortonworks releases new version of the Sandbox. Here’s a quick sum up of Cloud happenings over the last week. To start with, Microsoft has added a number of new features to Windows Azure over the last week. The new features include HDInsight sevice, support for Dropbox and Mercurial repositories, and a few updates to Mobile Services. HDInsight: Windows Azure HDInsight Service is a standard preview service on the Windows Azure Portal, which allows users to quickly deploy, manage and use Hadoop clusters running on Windows Azure. Customers can use Hadoop-based big data analytics in the cloud and pay for only the storage and compute the... (more)

Marten Mickos on Beer & Cloud Computing

Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos (pictured below) continues to be a profound analyst as well as industry executive, especially when he talks about beer and cloud computing. He'll be speaking at the upcoming @CloudExpo in November in Santa Clara. We asked him a few questions about the state of cloud computing today, and here's what he had to say: Cloud Computing Journal: You've said public and private cloud are "two dimensions of the same world." Are you in essence saying "all the world's a hybrid?" Story: Marten Mickos Joins Cloud Expo Silicon Valley Faculty CEO Marten Mickos taking questions from audience following his Cloud Expo Silicon Valley 2013 presentation. Marten Mickos: I am not saying that all the world is or will be hybrid. I am saying that most application workloads will not know whether they run on public or private clouds. The workload will see uniform API... (more)

Building Private and Hybrid Clouds with Ubuntu 9.04

Ubuntu Workshop at Cloud Expo April 23, 2009  - Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) has been released today bringing highly interesting new features, specially in the Cloud Computing and Virtualization area. The new Ubuntu server distribution includes two complementary cloud tools, OpenNebula and Eucalyptus, so providing the technology required to build the three types of Cloud architectures, namely private, hybrid and public clouds. Eucalyptus can be used to transform an existing infrastructure into an IaaS public cloud, being compatible with Amazon’s EC2 interface. Eucalyptus is fully functional with respect to providing cloud-like interfaces and higher-level cloud functionality for security, contextualization and image management. OpenNebula, on the other hand, is a virtual infrastructure engine that enables the dynamic and scalable deployment and re-placement of grou... (more)

Eucalyptus Systems Debuts as Open Source Private and Hybrid Cloud Company

Eucalyptus Systems, Inc., creators of the open source private cloud platform, today announced that it has closed a $5.5 million Series A round of venture financing led by Benchmark Capital with BV Capital also participating. The funding marks the launch of Eucalyptus Systems as a private company that will build and service enterprise-grade products based on the Eucalyptus open source private cloud software. Eucalyptus Systems’ mission is to support the open source Eucalyptus cloud platform and to deliver on-premise private and hybrid cloud computing solutions for large-scale enterprise deployments. “Eucalyptus Systems will ensure the viability and growth of Eucalyptus well beyond its life as a university research project, while also extending the technology to meet the needs of organizations that require high scalability, reliability, and enterprise-grade support,” ... (more)