Eucalyptus Offers Open-Source VMware-Based Cloud Platform
Eucalyptus Systems, a startup that developed software that enables businesses to create an internal cloud computing environment that's compatible with Amazon's EC2, is releasing its first commercial product, the Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition. EEE leverages VMware virtualization technology, including vSphere and ESX, to give businesses more options in transforming their virtualized data centers into on-premises compute clouds.Startup vendor Eucalyptus Systems, which has made a name for itself with open-source technology that enables enterprises to build an internal cloud computing environment that is compatible with Amazon's EC2 public cloud offering, is launching its first commercial product that supports VMware's virtualization technologies. Eucalyptus on Sept. 9 announced EEE (Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition), which lets businesses use the VMware products-in particular, the vSphere 4 virtualization platform and ESX and ESXi hypervisors-to build an on-premises cloud computing environment.
In addition, EEE also supports other hypervisors, including the open-source Xen and KVM.