Eucalyptus Systems Launches the Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition Which Includes Support for VMware Virtualization Technologies

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Eucalyptus' First Commercial Offering Enables Enterprises to Transform Multiple Data Center Virtualized Environments into a Powerful On-Premise Cloud

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EEE represents the first step toward broader Eucalyptus-enabled cloud interoperability that leverages multiple virtualization environments and technologies.

Eucalyptus Systems, Inc., creator of the leading open source private cloud platform, today announced the company's first commercial offering: the Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition (EEE). EEE enables customers to implement an on-premise Eucalyptus cloud with VMware®'s industry-leading virtualization technologies, including vSphere®, ESX™ and ESXi™.

EEE is the only on-premise cloud computing solution available today for vSphere customers, providing a robust, affordable cloud computing solution that leverages their investment in VMware technologies. EEE also supports other hypervisors typically found in a data center, such as Xen and KVM, providing customers the flexibility to configure cloud solutions that best meet their infrastructure needs.

"Eucalyptus Systems' mission has been to support the open source Eucalyptus on-premise cloud platform while also delivering solutions for large-scale enterprise deployments, and we are proud to launch the Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition as our first commercial offering for the enterprise," said Dr. Rich Wolski, Eucalyptus Systems co-founder, CTO and former director of the Eucalyptus research project at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). "EEE represents the first step toward broader Eucalyptus-enabled cloud interoperability that leverages multiple virtualization environments and technologies."

EEE is built on Eucalyptus-- an open source software infrastructure for implementing on-premise cloud computing using an organization's own information technology (IT) infrastructure, without modification, special-purpose hardware or reconfiguration. Eucalyptus turns data center resources such as machines, networks, and storage systems into a cloud that is controlled and customized by local IT. Eucalyptus is the only cloud architecture to support the same application programming interfaces (APIs) as public clouds, and today Eucalyptus is fully compatible with the Amazon Web Services cloud infrastructure.

For EEE, Eucalyptus leverages vSphere, ESXi, and ESX virtualization technologies to provide an on-premise cloud in the data center. EEE also includes an image converter that helps users develop VMware-enabled Eucalyptus applications that are compatible with Amazon EC2. Moreover, Eucalyptus supports popular open source hypervisors such as KVM and Xen, enabling EEE customers to choose the most appropriate software stack for each cloud application while maintaining a single cloud API that is Amazon compatible.

"As enterprises and governments increasingly seek to leverage the benefits of cloud computing in on premise infrastructure, existing datacenters are poised for transformation," said Stephen O'Grady, Principal Analyst with RedMonk. "With the release of its Enterprise Edition, Eucalyptus is providing customers with the ability to blend their VMware, KVM and Xen assets into a single cloud fabric while ensuring compatibility with existing public cloud options."

Licensing and Availability
Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition is available today and is licensed based on the number of processor cores on the physical host. For more information, including detailed pricing, please visit http://www.eucalyptus.com or call 805-845-8000.

About Eucalyptus Systems, Inc.
Eucalyptus Systems develops enterprise-grade technology solutions built on the open source Eucalyptus software for private and hybrid cloud computing. Originally developed as part of an academic research project, Eucalyptus technology is quickly becoming the standard for on-premise cloud computing, delivering the cost efficiencies and scalability of cloud architecture with the security and control of deploying on an organization's own IT infrastructure. Today, Organizations such as Eli Lilly are using Eucalyptus to extend the power of their internal IT resources. Eucalyptus Systems' mission is to support the open source Eucalyptus platform and to deliver private and hybrid cloud computing solutions for large-scale enterprise deployments. For more information about Eucalyptus, please visit http://www.eucalyptus.com.

Eucalyptus and Eucalyptus Systems are pending trademarks in the U.S. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Other product or company names mentioned may be trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.

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