Eucalyptus Systems releases the open source edition of Eucalyptus 2.0

In June Eucalyptus Systems announced the second version of its flagship product: Eucalyptus, a management platform for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds powered by Xen and KVM.
At that time the only edition available was the Enterprise one, but a couple of weeks ago the company also released the open source counterpart.

The open edition of Eucalyptus 2.0 introduces:

  • Support for virtio implementation in KVM (users can choose between emulated device drivers or direct kernel supported I/O devices)
  • Support for iSCSI protocol for Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS) volumes
  • Support for Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) versioning
  • Support for Fedora guest operating systems

Eucalyptus Systems also released Euca2ools 1.3.
Euca2ools are command-line tools for interacting with Web services that export a REST/Query-based API compatible with Amazon EC2 and S3 service.

The new version features extended coverage of the AWS EC2 API, compliance with newer dependency packages and it introduces Windows support.