Eucalyptus Systems Launches New Partner Program

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Expanded Program Provides New Benefits for Partners Leveraging the Leading Open Source Private Cloud Software

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Eucalyptus is the emerging standard for private cloud computing, and our new partner program allows the leading companies in this growing market to make the most of the Eucalyptus technology and ecosystem

Eucalyptus Systems, creator of the leading open source private cloud software, today launched a new partner program that offers additional options, improved support and increased revenue opportunities for the growing ecosystem of product and service companies, systems integrators (SIs) and resellers, and platform companies supporting Eucalyptus. A highlight of the new program is the Eucalyptus Partner Cloud, a dedicated cluster of high performance servers running the latest version of the Eucalyptus cloud infrastructure software, available exclusively to partners for development and testing of their Eucalyptus-related technologies.

"Eucalyptus is the emerging standard for private cloud computing, and our new partner program allows the leading companies in this growing market to make the most of the Eucalyptus technology and ecosystem," said Marten Mickos, Eucalyptus CEO. "On the Eucalyptus Partner Cloud our partners can develop and test-drive their Eucalyptus solutions on a state-of-the-art computing cloud. The interest in these partnering opportunities has beaten all our expectations."

Eucalyptus today is working with some of the world's largest companies including Dell, Novell and VMware, as well as cloud computing innovators such as RightScale, Canonical, newScale and Wavemaker. The company is holding its inaugural Eucalyptus Partner Day today for existing and new Eucalyptus partners. The event features presentations by Eucalyptus executives, customers and partners about the Eucalyptus ecosystem and the evolving role of private and hybrid clouds.

New Program Supports Diverse Eucalyptus Community

The new Eucalyptus Partner Program makes it easier and more rewarding for organizations to develop, market and sell their Eucalyptus-related solutions. The program offers three partner levels: Platinum, Gold and Silver, with each level providing a unique set of products and services to ensure partners are successful developing and launching Eucalyptus-based product offerings. The Platinum Partner level includes the most comprehensive set of benefits such as Eucalyptus engineering support, Enterprise Edition licenses, certified training, custom Partner Cloud access and co-marketing activities. The Gold Partner level provides strong partner support including Enterprise Edition licenses, standard support, Partner Cloud access and more. The Silver Partner level is completely free and includes access to the Eucalyptus community cloud and co-marketing activities.

The Eucalyptus Partner Cloud is a unique benefit available to Platinum and Gold Eucalyptus partners for development and testing of their Eucalyptus-related technologies. With this resource, partners can launch isolated collections of virtual machine instances and exercise the full capabilities of the latest version of Eucalyptus. The Eucalyptus Partner Cloud is hosted at Coresite and resides on state-of-the-art, high performance equipment. Partners can utilize command-line tools, build and run images, and even test with other third-party software on the Eucalyptus Partner Cloud.

For more information about the Eucalyptus Partner Program, please go to the Eucalyptus website at http://www.eucalyptus.com/partners.

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 NSF-funded academic research project at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Eucalyptus is quickly becoming the standard for on-premise cloud computing, delivering the cost efficiencies and scalability of a cloud architecture with the security and control of deploying on an organization's own IT infrastructure. Eucalyptus supports the same application programming interfaces (APIs) as public clouds, such as Amazon Web Services. Eucalyptus is available as open source software and also in the Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition (EE), a commercial offering designed for large scale enterprises. For more information about Eucalyptus, please visit http://www.eucalyptus.com.

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