Amazon Web Services Teams With Eucalyptus to Ease On-Prem to Cloud Migration

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2012-03-22 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Amazon Web Services and Eucalyptus Systems team up to help enterprises with on-premise to cloud migrations.

Amazon Web Services and Eucalyptus Systems, a provider of on-premises infrastructure as a service software, announced an agreement that enables customers to more efficiently migrate workloads between their existing data centers and AWS while using the same management tools and skills across both environments.

Officials from both parties said as part of this agreement, AWS will support Eucalyptus as they continue to extend compatibility with AWS APIs and customer use cases. Customers can run applications in their existing data centers that are compatible with popular Amazon Web Services, such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), AWS said

€œWe€™re pleased to provide customers with the added flexibility to more freely move workloads between their existing IT environments and the AWS cloud,€ Terry Wise, director of Amazon Web Services Partner Ecosystem, said in a statement. €œEnterprises can now take advantage of a common set of APIs that work with both AWS and Eucalyptus, enabling the use of scripts and other management tools across both platforms without the need to rewrite or maintain environment-specific versions. Additionally, customers can leverage their existing skills and knowledge of the AWS platform by using the same, familiar AWS SDKs and command line tools in their existing data centers.€

€œWe€™re excited to be working more closely with AWS,€ Marten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus, said in a statement. €œThe ability to develop against a common set of market-leading APIs, for both on-premise and cloud deployments, is a big benefit for our customers and software partners. This agreement is going to accelerate our road map, and help us maintain our compatibility with AWS as both companies continue to innovate.€

Eucalyptus Systems provides IT organizations in enterprises, government agencies, and Web and mobile businesses with a widely deployed software platform for on-premises infrastructure as a service (IaaS). Eucalyptus is specifically designed for enterprise use, and the software platform is suited for private or hybrid IaaS computing. Built as an open-source product, Eucalyptus supports the AWS cloud APIs, as well as all major virtualization platforms, including Xen, Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) and VMware vSphere, ESX and ESXi.

€œThe cloud is becoming an increasingly important foundation for our data center operations, which support more than 600,000 hotel rooms under seven brands,€ Scott Johnson, vice president of Enterprise Engineering at InterContinental Hotel Group, said in a statement. €œAs a user of both Amazon Web Services and Eucalyptus, this agreement will provide us with even greater flexibility and scalability for our cloud deployments. We believe the ability to leverage a common set of APIs will significantly transform our operations and provide a business advantage in the competitive hospitality industry.€


 
 
 
 
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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