The software developer releases Nimbula Director, which it says brings an "Amazon EC2-like experience" to enterprise cloud systems.
this still-early stage of the cloud IT era, a software vendor coming up with a
bulletproof operating system for running public, private or hybrid clouds could
find itself in a golden position in the future.
candidates at this point include hypervisor developers VMware, Citrix and
Microsoft, as well as systems providers Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Dell, Oracle,
Cisco Systems and EMC-which all want to be all things to everybody.
there are the smaller but quicker-moving-and often more progressive-players.
Nimbula is one of those.
Mountain View, Calif.-based software developer, which pulls no punches in
calling itself the Cloud Operating System Company, came out April 6 with
Nimbula Director, which it says brings a familiar "Amazon EC2-like
experience" to enterprises and service providers.
which is licensed free of charge for small systems (up to 40 cores), is a
purpose-built OS that aggregates difficult-to-deal-with silos of on-premises
and off-premises resources into a single dashboard, so that information across
a diverse system can be shared, stored and analyzed, if need be.
deployments on infrastructure with more than 40 cores, Nimbula Director is
licensed on an annual subscription basis. This includes both maintenance and
support services. For details on
pricing, go here
founded by the same team that developed Amazon EC2, was named one of the most
promising startups in The Wall Street Journal and was described as "one of
three cloud properties ready to burst" in Fortune magazine.
Nimbula Director is available for download here
Users will be able to purchase an optional annual support package for the free
version of the product, the company said.