Eucalyptus Systems (see previous CloudAve coverage here), the open source academic project which turned into a commercial offering for enterprises, appears to be open about OpenStack (see previous CloudAve coverage here), its biggest Open Source competitor in the space. When OpenStack was established, NASA moved Nebula development from Eucalyptus to OpenStack. Many perceived OpenStack to be an Open Source alternative to the Open Core Eucalyptus system. Ubuntu, which was closely aligned with Eucalyptus in their early cloud moves, seems to be showing interest on the OpenStack project In fact, some people (including myself) feel that it is an end of the road for Eucalyptus unless they do something drastic to spur interest among the community.
Now, it appears Eucalyptus seems to be exploring the opportunities to work with OpenStack project. It is a pretty smart move because it will again put the focus back on the Eucalyptus after many tech media cycles and, more importantly, it is very crucial for an open federated cloud ecosystem some of us are fantasizing. Interoperability among various vendors is key and Eucalyptus seems to be extending their interoperability mantra further. While talking to Barton George at the OpenStack Design Conference, Graziano Obertelli, co-founder of Eucalyptus Systems indicated their willingness to work with OpenStack. See the video below and you can read Barton’s post with the video here.
It is a good move from Eucalyptus Systems. Let us wait and see how far it goes.
- OpenStack infiltrates Ubuntu’s Koala cloud diet (go.theregister.com)
- Canonical CEO on ARM and OpenStack for Ubuntu Servers (nytimes.com)
- OpenStack, Backed By Heavy-Hitters, Delivers its First Major Release (ostatic.com)
- NASA Leaving The Eucalyptus Cloud For Real Open-Source (techie-buzz.com)
- Coalitions and Communities – 3 Cloud Initiatives from the Summer of 2010 (readwriteweb.com)
- RackSpace Open Sources Its Cloud Platform: OpenStack (ostatic.com)
- Roundup: Is OpenStack a Game-Changer? (datacenterknowledge.com)
- Eucalyptus and Amazon – A Twist Forms in the Open Cloud (readwriteweb.com)