Amazon, Eucalyptus strike hybrid cloud deal

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Amazon, Eucalyptus strike hybrid cloud deal

Common tools, APIs across private and public cloud services.

Data centre software vendor Eucalyptus has agreed to use Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) application tools to allow customers to more easily move workloads across their private and public cloud platforms.

Under the partnership, Eucalyptus will adopt Amazon’s application programming interfaces (APIs) in its open source, on-premise infrastructure-as-a-service platform.

Eucalyptus has supported Amazon APIs since 2008, but did not have Amazon’s formal support until last week’s partnership.

According to AWS Partner Ecosystem director Terry Wise, the deal allowed customers to use scripts and other management tools across both platforms without needing to re-write any software.

“We’re pleased to provide customers with the added flexibility to more freely move workloads between their existing IT environments and the AWS cloud,” Wise said.

“Additionally, customers can leverage their existing skills and knowledge of the AWS platform by using the same, familiar AWS [software development kits] and command line tools in their existing data centres.”

Eucalyptus targets enterprises, government agencies and web and mobile businesses and has been used in organisations including the University of New South Wales.

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