Nimbula Cloud Operating System Gains Partner Ecosystem
Nimbula, the self-described “Cloud Operating System Company” formed by veterans of the development team behind Amazon EC2, used this week’s Cloud Connect Conference to make two major announcements: the flagship Nimbula Director private cloud tool will be generally available within the next 30 days, and the company is launching a technology partner ecosystem to drive adoption.
Nimbula Director will be free for deployments under 40 cores. As TalkinCloud noted when Nimbula Director launched in a public beta in the final days on 2010, the product is designed to help optimize what the company would describe as ancient, plodding data centers with managable, flexible elasticity and scalable resources. And it’s based on the company’s better-established Nimbula Cloud Operating System technology.
A key advantage of Nimbula Director, says the press release, is the ability to federate workloads to Amazon EC2 with the same permissions control as the private cloud. And even if you’re on the free plan, Nimbula’s offering paid support options.
To help drive customer adoption of Director, Nimbula has entered into agreements with technology partners like Citrix Systems, Inc., Cloud Cruiser, enStratus, Opscode, Puppet Labs and Scalr. Citrix, for example, will be offering support for XenServer and NetScaler with Nimbula Director. And enStratus will use Nimbula Director to let customers deploy and manage their own cloud applications in their infrastructure.
TalkinCloud has its ear to the ground, so keep watching for more updates from the Cloud Connect Conference.