Amazon Web Services (AWS) and cloud infrastructure-as-a-service-provider Eucalyptus Systems have teamed up to enable Eucalyptus to bring its private cloud customers to Amazon’s public cloud.
The deal, announced Thursday, will see AWS support Eucalyptus as it develops AWS’ APIs (application programming interfaces) so customers can run apps compatible with Amazon Web Services, such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3).
As a result, customers can migrate resources between their IT shops and AWS while using common management tools and skills across both environments.
One analyst said the deal allows Eucalyptus to bring larger workloads from their customers to the cloud.
“One of the first steps to bringing enterprises to the cloud is creating effective infrastructure clouds on-premise, which are then extended with platform capabilities either on-premise or in a public cloud,” Al Hiwa, IDC program director for applications development software, said. “Eucalyptus and Amazon are offering the Amazon public cloud as an option for many of those on-premise cloud users."
Eucalyptus launched its partner program last June, called Eucalyptus Partner Cloud, aimed at systems integrators, resellers, service providers and platform companies.
Terry Wise, director of Amazon Web Services Partner Ecosystem, said customers will have more flexibility to move workloads between their existing IT environments and the AWS cloud.
"Enterprises can now take advantage of a common set of APIs that work with both AWS and Eucalyptus, enabling the use of scripts and other management tools across both platforms without the need to rewrite or maintain environment-specific versions," Wise said in a statement.
This article originally appeared at crn.com
Issue: 315 | May 2013
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