Open source AWS compatible private cloud

What is Eucalyptus?

Eucalyptus is open source software for building private, AWS-compatible IT, QA, and developer clouds. It makes it easy to deliver cloud computing, just like AWS, from within your data center.

Eucalyptus is a tool in the Open Source Cloud category of a tech stack.

Who Uses Eucalyptus?

4 companies use Eucalyptus including Sony, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Electronic Arts.

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Eucalyptus's Features

  • Hybrid Cloud Management - Launch instances, create snapshots and manage autoscaling groups in either your private or public clouds from a single environment. Now the same powerful and easy to use self-service interface that provisions and manages Eucalyptus Cloud resources can manage your AWS cloud resources.
  • AWS Compatibility - Eucalyptus provides industry-leading compatibility with popular Amazon Web Services (AWS) APIs including EC2, S3, Elastic Block Store (EBS), Identity and Access Management (IAM), Auto Scaling, Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), and CloudWatch.
  • Compute - Eucalyptus allows you to use industry-standard servers, storage, networking, and virtualization technologies to deliver cost-effective, AWS-compatible cloud services in your datacenter. Eucalyptus is compatible with AWS’s EC2 and allows you to easily deploy compute resources and efficiently increase or decrease compute capacity based on application demands.
  • Networking - Eucalyptus offers flexible and scalable virtual networking capabilities compatible with AWS Elastic IPs, Security Groups, and Elastic Load Balancing.
  • Storage - Eucalyptus provides S3-compatible object storage and EBS-compatible block storage using industry-standard storage hardware to deliver against a variety of application performance, cost, and reliability requirements.
  • Self-service Provisioning - In addition to providing REST-based APIs for programmatic access, Eucalyptus includes an easy to use web-based console to provide self-service provisioning of cloud resources to users.
  • Cloud Management - Eucalyptus allows administrators to easily manage their cloud via REST-based APIs, command line interface (CLI), or from a web-based console.

Eucalyptus's alternatives

  • OpenStack - Open source software for building private and public clouds
  • Apache CloudStack - Open Source Cloud Computing
  • VirtKick - Enter the cloud.

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