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ELASTRA supports Open Source Eucalyptus platform

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SAN FRANCISCO, USA: ELASTRA Corp., a leading provider of software for configuring, deploying and managing complete application systems in public and private compute clouds, has announced Elastra Cloud Server support for the Eucalyptus platform.

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ELASTRA’s products are designed for portability across compute clouds and currently provide support for the Amazon EC2 and S3 compute and storage environments. Because Eucalyptus exposes its virtual machines through an EC2-compatible API, ELASTRA’s portability to Eucalyptus was a straightforward addition to its platform offering.

“The Eucalyptus team has combined several useful open source technologies, including Mule, VDE, and libvirt, into a compelling service layer,” said Stu Charlton, chief software architect, ELASTRA. “Work still remains to incorporate richer networking, storage and security capabilities, but we look forward to contributing further to building an open cloud ecosystem.”

Eucaplyptus (Elastic Utility Computing Architecture for Linking Your Programs To Useful Systems) is an open-source software infrastructure for implementing “cloud computing” on clusters. The current interface to EUCALYPTUS is compatible with Amazon's EC2 interface, but the infrastructure is designed to support multiple client-side interfaces. Eucalyptus is implemented using commonly available Linux tools and basic Web-service technologies.

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”We are excited that Elastra has set out to enable our organization to deploy complete applications in a cloud of our own making without having to go through tedious scripting or installation procedures,” said Jake Villareal, principal, KoreOne. “Innovators, like Elastra are supporting Eucalyptus and building a strong ecosystem for enhancing cloud computing. I’m really excited to see ELASTRA provide further enhancements in this area and the impact these enhancements will have on they way we use, access and optimize our computing resources.”

Elastra will be providing a limited beta for businesses that have implemented Eucalyptus in their data center.

To submit your name to the beta program, please go to: http://www.elastra.com/products/try-elastra/.

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