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Eucalyptus Clouds Up With Appcara

AppStack Aims to Compete Directly With Rightscale

Eucalyptus continues its aggressive march through the cloud computing skyscape, with an agreement with upstart Appcara to integrate Eucalyptus private IaaS with public Amazon Web Services. Appcara has said its model-basaed approach competes directly with cloud management leader Rightscale, a company with which Eucalyptus also cooperates.

Appcara's product, AppStack, "captures and assembles the entire application environment regardless of languages and development platforms and provides 100 percent automation throughout the application lifeycle," according to CEO John Yung. "Users have found that AppStack has reduced their DevOps effort dramatically - turning painfully manual enterprise application deployment processes into highly automated workloads."

For Eucalyptus's part, SVP David Butler says, "Enterprise customers turn to Eucalyptus for open, scalable and fully compatible on-premise clouds to freely manage and migrate workloads based on business demand. By leveraging Eucalyptus' industry leading on-premise IaaS cloud sofware, and compatability with AWS APIs, Appcara can provide even the most advanced enterprise IT applications with on-demand cloud deployment, real-time configuration and advanced operations."

I'll be talking to both companies (among others) at VMworld next week, and will report back on what I hear.

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Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040) is Executive Director of the Tau Institute for Global ICT Research, with offices in Illinois and Manila. He is Conference Chair of @CloudExpo & @ThingsExpo, and Editor of SYS-CON Media's CloudComputing BigData & IoT Journals. He holds a BA from Knox College & conducted MBA studies at CSU-East Bay.