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Developer(s) Rich Wolski, Chris Grzegorczyk et al.
Initial release 1.0 2008-05-29[1]
Stable release 1.6.1  (2009-11-05; 2 months ago) [+/−]
Written in Java, C
Operating system Linux
Type Cloud computing
License BSD License

Eucalyptus is an open-source infrastructure for the implementation of cloud computing on computer clusters. Its name is an acronym for "Elastic Utility Computing Architecture for Linking Your Programs To Useful Systems". The current interface is compatible with Amazon Web Services cloud computing interface. Eucalyptus is available as a source package, RPM, and a Rocks disk image. Since the beta, it is also shipped with Ubuntu 9.04 as default cloud computing tool.[2]



  • Compatibility with Amazon Web Services API
  • Installation and deployment using Rocks Linux cluster management tools
  • Secure communication between internal processes via SOAP and WS-Security
  • Basic administration tools
  • Able to configure multiple clusters as a single cloud[3]

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