We will present Eucalyptus—Elastic Utility Computing Architecture for Linking Your Programs to Useful Systems—an open source software infrastructure that implements IaaS-style cloud computing. The goal of Eucalyptus is to allow sites with existing clusters and server infrastructure to host an elastic computing service that is interface-compatible with Amazon’s AWS, but can also support multiple interfaces such as Google’s AppEngine and the Sun Cloud open API.
The talk will focus on specific features of the system that are designed to enable rapid development, prototyping, and deployment of local computing clouds, particularly for debugging and/or application development purposes. It will also discuss experiences with hosting the Eucalyptus Public Cloud (EPC) as a free public cloud platform for experimental use and the ability to use the EPC in conjunction with commercial web development services that target AWS, such as RightScale. Finally, we will discuss our experiences in building and supporting open source cloud infrastructure and point to potential future directions that we believe will enable greater innovation.
Dr. Shashi Mysore is a Product Specialist at Eucalyptus Systems, the leading open source on-premise cloud computing software provider. At Eucalyptus Systems, his responsibilities include developing the technological know-how and strategies for innovation based on cutting-edge research, and helping a worldwide customer base of large enterprises in domains as diverse as pharmaceuticals and health care, government, media and entertainment, manufacturing, and banking and finance to develop cloud deployment and infrastructure optimization strategies. Dr. Mysore obtained his MS and PhD in Computer Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is a recipient of several awards at internationally renowned conferences including two IEEE Micro Top Pick awards.
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