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Eucalyptus Systems Extends Lead in AWS-Compatible Services From a Private Cloud

First Private Cloud to Run Netflix OSS Tools; New Capabilities Make Eucalyptus the Ideal Solution for Testing Applications Built for AWS

SANTA BARBARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/29/13 -- Eucalyptus Systems, the leading provider of AWS-compatible private cloud software, today introduced Eucalyptus 3.3, adding new services to accelerate and simplify the development and testing of applications built for Amazon Web Services (AWS). New scalable web application features, including Auto Scaling, Elastic Load Balancing, and CloudWatch, provide developers the highest level of AWS compatibility of any private cloud solution.

"Eucalyptus was the first private cloud platform to support Netflix OSS tools, including Chaos Monkey, Asgard and Edda, through its API fidelity with AWS," said Adrian Cockcroft, cloud architect at Netflix. "Thanks to this integration, those tools can now be used in both private and public cloud environments."

In today's software engineering organizations, developers, test engineers, and QA teams are strapped with tight budgets, limited resources and shortened delivery cycles. These challenges often lead to lost productivity, lower quality and delays. An AWS-compatible Eucalyptus cloud can ease these pain points and accelerate time to market by providing a standardized and consistent environment that spans both a private and public cloud.

Sophisticated engineering organizations like MemSQL, AppDynamics, Mosaik Solutions and Nokia Siemens Networks have already deployed Eucalyptus private clouds for continuous high-volume, large-scale testing of their applications built for AWS. Applications that test successfully on a Eucalyptus private cloud have proven ready for production deployment at unlimited scale on AWS.

"Before Eucalyptus, our engineers had to manually configure each set of nodes for distributed testing, which was incredibly slow and painful," said Eric Frenkiel, CEO of MemSQL. "Now, we can set up and run new instances in just 30 seconds. This allows our engineers to quickly run thousands of tests, and deliver the highest quality product."

With this release, Eucalyptus builds on its existing EC2, S3, EBS, and IAM features to extend its lead in AWS compatibility. New AWS-compatible capabilities for hybrid cloud computing include:

  • Auto Scaling
    Auto Scaling allows application developers to scale Eucalyptus resources up or down based on policies defined using Amazon EC2-compatible APIs and tools. With Auto Scaling, cloud resources can be seamlessly increased or decreased to maintain performance and meet SLAs.

  • Elastic Load Balancing
    Elastic Load Balancing is an AWS-compatible service that distributes incoming application traffic across multiple Eucalyptus instances to provide greater fault tolerance for applications.

  • CloudWatch
    CloudWatch is AWS-compatible service that monitors cloud resources and applications running on Eucalyptus clouds. It provides a reliable and flexible monitoring solution which allows application developers and cloud administrators to programmatically collect metrics, set alarms, identify trends, and take action to ensure applications run smoothly.

Expanded AWS Compatibility

  • Resource Tagging
    Resource Tagging allows application developers and cloud administrators to assign customizable metadata to resources in Eucalyptus. Resource Tags enable users to categorize cloud resources in different ways, for example, by purpose, owner, or environment. Application developers and cloud administrators can filter by tags to easily manage and monitor specific resource collections.

  • Expanded Instance Types
    Eucalyptus now supports an expanded set of instance types to more closely align to instances available in Amazon EC2. Cloud administrators have flexibility to customize instance types to meet specific business and technical requirements.

Cloud Operations

  • Maintenance Mode
    Eucalyptus provides a robust cloud platform to ensure greater application uptime to meet demanding SLAs. Maintenance Mode allows cloud administrators to perform maintenance on a Eucalyptus cloud with zero downtime to instances or applications running on the cloud.

"Eucalyptus provides the highest level of AWS compatibility, giving customers the power to decide where it makes the most sense to develop, test and run workloads," said Andy Knosp, vice president of product at Eucalyptus. "With today's release, customers benefit from new levels of availability, increased speed, higher resource utilization and cost savings across the application development lifecycle. These benefits reinforce Eucalyptus as the private cloud of choice for any AWS application developer."

Eucalyptus 3.3 will be available in Q2 of 2013. For more information, please visit or call 866-456-3822 (EUCA).

Eucalyptus 3.3 - What Partners are Saying:

"The ability to automate infrastructure across hybrid environments is becoming increasingly important for IT organizations tasked with accelerating development cycles and achieving greater efficiencies," said Bryan Hale, VP of Online Services, Opscode. "Like AWS, Eucalyptus utilizes Opscode Chef as an automation engine, which helps ensure consistency across cloud environments. With this release, Eucalyptus is driving even deeper compatibility between public and private clouds to meet customer demand for hybrid cloud computing."

"Eucalyptus' expanded compatibility with AWS gives customers the power to seamlessly manage IT infrastructure changes across cloud environments," said Luke Kanies, CEO at Puppet Labs. "The Eucalyptus module for Puppet Enterprise allows users to rapidly and easily configure, provision and manage Eucalyptus private and hybrid clouds using Puppet to meet dynamic business needs."

About Eucalyptus Systems
Eucalyptus Systems provides progressive IT organizations in enterprises and technology businesses with the leading open source software for building AWS-compatible private clouds. Eucalyptus supports industry-standard AWS APIs, including EC2, S3, EBS, ELB, Auto Scaling, CloudWatch and IAM. By providing an open source platform for cloud computing, Eucalyptus is dedicated to the success of its active and rapidly growing ecosystem of customers, partners, developers and researchers. For more information, please visit

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