Terracotta, a provider of Java application scalability solutions, and Eucalyptus Systems, creators of an open source private cloud platform, announced a partnership to provide enterprises with an open source solution for achieving scalability and greater performance in private cloud environments. Under the agreement, the two companies will provide tighter integration between Terracotta technology and Eucalyptus software as well as engage in joint sales and marketing activities.
The combination of Eucalyptus and Terracotta enables enterprises to provision private clouds on the Amazon AWS-compatible Eucalyptus private cloud platform. "Generally we're targeting organizations that want to build elastic compute infrastructure within their own data centers, whether the applications have been run in Amazon EC2 before or the applications are entirely new," Ari Zilka, founder and CTO of Terracotta, tells 5 Minute Briefing. "Sometimes such infrastructure is called private clouds, highly virtualized environments, or enterprise virtualization. Our goal is to help our customers build scalable, flexible compute infrastructure that's easy to manage."
Terracotta provides customers access to a scalability continuum through data virtualization, enabling greater data-tier scalability and performance by addressing bottlenecks created by relational databases. Eucalyptus is an open source software infrastructure for implementing on-premise cloud computing, turning data center resources such as machines, networks and storage systems into a cloud that is controlled and customized by local IT.
Both Eucalyptus and Terracotta products are available for free download, Zilka points out, adding that both "have an active external development community surrounding both projects." He says that Eucalyptus downloads have been averaging over 15,000 per month, while Eucalyptus software is also shipped with the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, branded as Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud.
For information on Terracotta, go here.
For more on Eucalyptus Systems, go here.