Eucalyptus, Terracotta Make Next Cloud Move

Eucalyptus Systems, the open-source cloud platform vendor that's positioned itself as the free, private alternative to Amazon Web Services, told me they were going to spend most of 2010 looking for new business opportunities. It looks like they've found one, as they announce a partnership with Terracotta to provide enhanced data scalability and application performance for enterprises using their private cloud. Here's the scoop.

We've told Eucalyptus' story before, but the short version is that they provide enterprise-grade private clouds that are compatible with Amazon Web Services.

What Terracotta brings to the table is the ability to provision a private cloud through data virtualization, which in plain English means that large enterprises leveraging Eucalyptus have a tool to help them scale their Java applications according to need.

Terracotta and Eucalyptus potentially are a match made in heaven, since both are based on open-source code. As part of the partnership, the two companies will be using joint marketing and sales efforts. We'll be watching to see if Terracotta and Eucalyptus fulfill their joint initiatives.

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