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26 August 2010, 09:52

Eucalyptus 2.0 is to offer improved scalability

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Eucalyptus Logo Two months after the commercial Eucalyptus Enterprise version, Eucalyptus has released the open source variant of its Amazon EC2-compatible cloud software. Eucalyptus 2.0, which forms the basis of the Enterprise version, is said to offer improved scalability and a more convenient user interface than its predecessor. Insufficient scalability was reportedly one of the reasons why NASA chose not to use Eucalyptus and, together with Rackspace, launched the OpenStack initiative instead.

Additionally, support for KVM Virtio has been added, giving users the flexibility to choose between direct kernel supported I/O devices via Virtio or emulated device drivers. The new version is also said to be more compatible with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and includes support for S3 versioning.

More details about the release can be found in the official press release. Eucalyptus 2.0 is available to download from the Eucalyptus Community portal and is licensed under the GPL.

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