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EUCALYPTUS – Your own Private AWS Cloud

If you need a Private Cloud solution that’s AWS Compatible, gives you the needed control & security and at the same time provides infinite scalability, faster time to market & workload portability for your applications, then EUCALYPTUS is the answer.

Eucalyptus an acronym for “Elastic Utility Computing Architecture for Linking Your Programs to Useful Systems”, is an open source cloud platform that lets you create a private cloud to provide Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) using commodity hardware and which is most importantly AWS compatible.

The core components of Eucalyptus namely the Cloud Controller, Walrus, Cluster Controller, Storage Controller & Node Controller follow a distributed architecture to convert your existing virtualized infrastructure into a highly scalable, efficient, and secure pool of resources. An optional component called the VMware Broker let’s you use VMware for your cloud environment too. And what you get from all this is a set of services in the areas of Compute, Storage & Networking with Security, higher Automation & easy Management; all of which are AWS compatible. Even the terminologies used are similar to AWS.

Some important services are:

And now some of the key features of Eucalyptus:

Eucalyptus also provides Euca2ools written in Python, which is a set of command line tools for interacting with web services and are AWS compatible.

Eucalyptus is easy to obtain and install too, it comes as a core component with Ubuntu Enterprise cloud and installs without needing any modifications in major Linux distributions like RHEL, CentOS and Debian.

A formal agreement between AWS and Eucalyptus means you are able to effortlessly move workloads between cloud environments, and you continue receiving broader compatibility with AWS APIs.

Now the benefits:

In a nutshell it’s your own PRIVATE AWS CLOUD.

Stay tuned for more on Eucalyptus.

WRITTEN BY Sangram Rath



  1. sarathkumar

    May 23, 2014


    hello friends, I have an setup of oracle virtual box type-2 hypervisor(in that i created two instances ie.., windows7 and ubuntu) and similary in type-1, vmware ESXi setup are ready.

    now, my question is i do no how move those setup(vmware esxi and oracle virtualbox) to the EUCALYPTUS. plz send me some referal docs to do that thing. help me out friends.
    thank u in advance

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