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Eucalyptus 2.0, and the stalled debate on Cloud API Standards

We’ve been following Eucalyptus over a series of posts, and recently seen the company strengthen its management team with the appointment of new CEO Marten Mickos the (only) ex-CEO of MySQL. This week they have released a new version of the Eucalyptus product, Version 2.0. which carries some of his strategy, particularly in putting clear water between the Open Source and the Enterprise version of the product.

It strikes us that the Eucalyptus story of Public/Private cloud interoperability is strongly related to the dynamics around Public Cloud interoperability, and there are lessons to be learned from the momentum that Eucalyptus has gathered, for the wider debate around Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) API standards.

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