Open Source Cloud by Eucalyptus and Terracotta to Compete with Amazon

Wednesday Feb 10th 2010 by Developer.com Staff
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To open source companies partner to compete with Amazon EC2 cloud services.

Eucalyptus Systems and Terracotta have partnered to provide open source cloud competition to Amazon's EC2.

The two open source companies want to help customers upload and then access their data in private clouds, reported The Register's Gavin Clarke today.

"Terracotta provides distributed Hibernate caching, session clustering, and scalability for databases in large data centers. The goal is to help speed upload and access to data through cache and clustering and avoid simply adding more databases or database servers," according to Clarke's story.

"Terracotta is already available on Amazon's EC2 cloud, and under the agreement, Terracotta and Eucalyptus have integrated and tested their software. The open-source Eucalyptus platform is wrapped in APIs based on Amazon's."

Eucalyptus Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Rich Wolski told Clarke, "We anticipate doing more of these partnerships like Terracotta, where there is a conscious effort to combine value proposition of open source and scale."

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