Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition Supports Microsoft VM

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jun 18, 2010


Open-source company, Eucalyptus Systems, has announced its Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition (EE) 2.0 includes support for Windows virtual machines. As mentioned in this report on The Register, the new edition lets you hoist Windows Server 2003, 2008, and Windows 7 images atop a Eucalyptus cloud — not just Linux images.


Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition (EE) 2.0 includes support for Windows virtual machines.

"Eucalyptus is also bundled with the newer versions of Ubuntu — there's a reason Mark Shuttleworth went with 'Karmic Koala' — and it's the basis for the private Nebula cloud underway at NASA, which will likely underpin websites across the federal government.

"Originally, the platform ran only the Xen and KVM hypervisors. But Enterprise Edition has now been ported to VMware hypervisors, allowing for installation atop VMware's vSphere, ESXi, and ESX virtualization technologies. The edition also includes an image converter that helps users develop VMware-based applications that are compatible with Amazon EC2. Eucalyptus can serve as a kind of staging area for EC2, a platform where you can privately test application before moving them onto Amazon's 'public cloud.' But it also lets you run live applications that span the public and private."

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