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April 7, 2010

GroundWork, Eucalyptus to provide application management for private clouds

Combined offering allows users to run Amazon Machine Image (AMI) instances on VMware-based hypervisors

By CBR Staff Writer

GroundWork Open Source and Eucalyptus Systems have entered into a partnership to offer complete monitoring and management of applications running in a Eucalyptus private cloud environment through the GroundWork Monitor Enterprise Cloud offering.

The GroundWork Monitor Enterprise Cloud provides detailed monitoring for Eucalyptus clouds as well as for traditional data centre resources and public clouds such as Amazon Web Services (AWS).

GWOS’ new Enterprise Cloud package provides automatic instance and application monitoring by understanding the topology of cloud infrastructures and intelligently aggregating results into a single screen for administrators, operators and application engineers.

The GroundWork Monitor Enterprise Cloud program offers access to Eucalyptus EE, including VMware support to implement private clouds in existing environments; covers on-premise, public or private cloud hosted applications and infrastructure; and engineering and technical assistance for the duration of the beta program.

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The companies said that the combined GWOS and Eucalyptus helps participants to easily build and monitor private and hybrid clouds with existing environment and other public clouds; run Amazon Machine Image (AMI) instances on VMware-based hypervisors within Eucalyptus private cloud; and manage environments with multiple hypervisors (Xen, KVM, vSphere, ESX and ESXi) under one management console.

Marten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus Systems, said: “Detailed monitoring and management of private cloud applications can give Eucalyptus users important real-time information to increase productivity and reduce costs. Through our partnership with GroundWork Open Source, Eucalyptus open source users and Enterprise Edition customers can now benefit from a proven, open source solution to monitor private clouds as part of their overall network environment.”

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