Eucalyptus Systems has announced a partnership with Red Hat. Red Hat will provide support for Eucalyptus in combination with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Eucalyptus compatibility with the Apache Deltacloud API, which is a meta-API for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud computing platforms , an open source project supported by Red Hat
The Deltacloud API was covered for the first time by virtualization.info in May this year when Red Hat announced it was working on a commercial version of the DeltaCloud API in order to provide its own IaaS cloud management software. This partnership could indicate that Red Hat has now decided to use Eucalyptus for that, dropping plans to develop something themselves.
Eucalyptus is a management platform for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds powered by Xen and KVM, currently at version 2.0 which was released in June this year. It’s provided in a open source and an enterprise version. This integration will allow enterprises to transform Red Hat virtualized environments into a secure Eucalyptus private cloud.