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Upcoming Eucalyptus Release To Include "Features...Other Cloud Platforms Are Only Dreaming of"
Version 3.3 will be Generally Available (GA) in June, says Mårten Mickos
By: Jeremy Geelan
Apr. 29, 2013 08:15 AM
"In June of 2013 we are shipping Eucalyptus version 3.3 and again we present features to you that other cloud platforms are only dreaming of," blogged Eucalyptus CEO Mårten Mickos today. "We are adding three new services for scalable cloud workloads," he continued, "Auto Scaling, Elastic Load Balancing, and CloudWatch."
"[Eucalyptus] gives you the controlled environment you need for internal development and massive testing, while getting you ready for deployment to planetary scale on the public cloud – on AWS. No other private cloud platform offers you a seamless compatibility with AWS."
"Auto Scaling is the capability of the cloud to automatically add new instances to your application when the workload hits a threshold you define. Conversely, the cloud will release virtual machines when the workload subsides again. Elastic Load Balancing is the ability of the cloud platform to load balance the workload from the user of the application to the various instances that power it. It’s automatic and it requires no extra hardware. Finally, CloudWatch is the function that monitors the behavior of the two other features (and the cloud in general) and provides you with reports and alerts."
With his characteristically infectious enthusiasm, Mickos writes of how "there is no end to our pride and excitement!" at Eucalyptus Systems. And he cites a very interesting use case involving Nokia Siemens Networks:
"The number 3 has serious meaning to us. When we released our first 3 – version 3.0 – in February of 2012, we brought to bear something the market hadn’t seen before: a cloud platform with high availability (HA) built in.
Cloud Computing Journal will bring you more on Euca v3.3. when the GA date finally arrives.
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