1 Swiftly Deploy Private and Hybrid Clouds with a Single Pane of Glass View into Cloud Infrastructure Enable Fast, Easy, and Robust Cloud Computing with RightScale and Eucalyptus Overview As organizations seek to leverage cloud resource pools to increase agility and lower IT costs, they wrestle with where to begin deploying a cloud software platform and how to manage cloud resources. RightScale mycloud with Eucalyptus allows companies to easily install, configure, and manage the most widely deployed cloud software platform for on-premise Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). The partnership between RightScale and Eucalyptus allows the enterprise to swiftly implement and manage private and hybrid clouds while avoiding the costs and risks of adopting new technology. Organizations can evaluate the joint offering at little or no cost without the need to invest in extensive training and tools. For qualified participants Eucalyptus and RightScale are offering a complimentary trial edition of mycloud Free, allowing an organization to quickly build a Eucalyptus private and hybrid cloud integrated with RightScale s full-featured automation and management capabilities. mycloud Free with Eucalyptus will allow you to evaluate common hybrid cloud scenarios such as private-to-public cloud bursting with any RightScale supported public cloud, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Rackspace Cloud Servers. Deploy and manage applications across multiple clouds to experience first-hand the agility and control that comes with a RightScale-managed cloud.. From there, organizations can expand their cloud footprint to support the real-world demands and complexities of enterprise-grade applications by using advanced versions of RightScale and Eucalyptus. mycloud with Eucalyptus enables the setup of an on-premise private cloud in minutes on existing hardware with a simple download and installation, delivering a single pane of glass view into all clouds, both private and public. This solution brief will walk you through how to get started with your private/hybrid cloud initiative using an integrated solution created by Eucalyptus and RightScale, two leaders in the cloud computing industry. Simplifying Cloud Deployment Initial adoption of cloud computing was historically driven by Web 2.0 companies, but the next wave of cloud computing technology is built for and is being used by traditional enterprise IT organizations. Demand for private cloud technology is increasing, due in part to security and compliance needs that require the enterprise to maintain tighter control over sensitive information. Private clouds allow IT the flexibility to leverage existing hardware resources and integrate with existing systems, allowing the enterprise to optimize ROI on existing IT Getting started with RightScale mycloud with Eucalyptus is as simple as: Downloading and installing Eucalyptus Installing one or more host servers Registering Eucalyptus with RightScale Deploying fully configured servers using RightScale ServerTemplates Managing your private and public clouds via the RightScale Dashboard Enterprises will continue to have an IT organization that manages and deploys IT resources internally, some of which will be private clouds. IT organizations will also take on IT service sourcing responsibility, determining when to leverage external providers, when to deploy internally, and when to leverage both for specific services. Tom Bittman Gartner analyst
2 investments. Private clouds also enable the cost-effective use of specialized compute, network, and storage resources, and provide IT with the flexibility to configure infrastructure to match workloads. Enterprises know they must incorporate private and hybrid cloud computing into their IT strategies and seek to efficiently manage private clouds hosted in enterprise data centers and public clouds hosted by third parties. However, to date the learning curve for deploying clouds has slowed down how quickly enterprises can deploy private and hybrid clouds, and many companies have delayed cloud deployments because of the perceived integration complexities and management challenges inherent in building and operating a private or hybrid cloud. This joint solution demystifies the cloud migration process by: Streamlining the ability to run and manage clouds Empowering IT to efficiently manage resources across private and public clouds Allowing organizations to benefit from a hybrid cloud model that combines the best of both worlds Because Eucalyptus and RightScale have worked on cloud deployments for years with early adopters, each vendor has proven architectures and best practice methodologies for simplifying cloud deployments. This solution allows the enterprise to swiftly deploy private and hybrid clouds without incurring significant startup costs and without an extensive training period required for IT personnel. RightScale mycloud with Eucalyptus is a low-risk entry point for leveraging the benefits of private and hybrid clouds. Organizations can quickly and efficiently execute cloud initiatives that are backed by the expertise of two leading authorities in cloud infrastructure solutions. Building Hybrid Clouds Cloud computing offers workload deployment freedom and the flexibility to run applications on resource pools appropriate for business demands. RightScale and Eucalyptus have created a simple and efficient method for organizations to leverage existing on-premise hardware to quickly build a private cloud infrastructure that can then be managed alongside public cloud resources with the RightScale Cloud Management Platform creating automated, scalable hybrid clouds. RightScale mycloud with Eucalyptus is available in the following editions: mycloud Free with Eucalyptus FastStart Preconfigured with CentOS distribution and Xen hypervisor for easy installation Best for businesses evaluating a private cloud or for supporting dev and test environments Provides an easy way to evaluate cloud infrastructure with little risk mycloud Standard with Eucalyptus Provides advanced features and support Best for businesses testing and deploying production workloads Includes on-premise Eucalyptus installation that leverages pre-defined reference architectures and feature sets mycloud Enterprise with Eucalyptus Fully configurable on-premise installation supporting multiple hypervisors and advanced storage integration Best for businesses deploying large-scale production workloads Includes customizable configuration and specialized resource integrations Support and Services Standard and Enterprise packages include RightScale mycloud onboarding with access to Solutions Architects and Engineers Packages can be fortified with project and technical account management to ensure successful execution Private clouds are an attractive option for organizations that want to take advantage of cloud benefits such as agility and efficiency but want to maintain certain applications or data inside the corporate firewall for security, privacy, compliance or other IT policy concerns. Private clouds can also be more cost effective in certain scenarios, such as when there is a need to leverage existing or specialized infrastructure resources. But many organizations struggle with building an on-premise cloud since it can be a complex, time-consuming process that requires in-house resources and expertise. On-premise clouds require a cloud enablement layer on top of existing, virtualized hardware infrastructure to enable an API-driven, elastic set of resources.
3 Organizations new to cloud computing can benefit from best practices learned from the years of deployment experiences managed by RightScale and Eucalyptus. This partnership provides customers with a powerful cloud choice, allowing them to manage private clouds and public clouds with a single toolset, and to leverage a proven cloud management platform to manage business-critical applications across multiple clouds with complete control and portability. An increasing number of enterprises are now migrating applications across public and private clouds, and Eucalyptus interface compatibility with RightScale makes it an excellent choice for a hybrid cloud environment. With RightScale mycloud, organizations can quickly deploy and easily manage a Eucalyptus private cloud as part of a multi-cloud, hybrid environment with multiple public clouds. RightScale mycloud with Eucalyptus empowers users to easily move workloads between public clouds and Eucalyptus private clouds with visibility and control. Swiftly Build and Manage Cloud Infrastructure RightScale mycloud with Eucalyptus addresses enterprise challenges of trust, automation, and management in cloud computing by making cloud deployment a low-risk and efficient process. The solution allows the enterprise to deliver: Agility Choice Flexibility Control Savings Cost-effectively configure, launch, monitor, and manage multi-server application deployments with RightScale ServerTemplates. Choose cloud infrastructure, software stacks, and development environments. Run workloads on private clouds or burst to public clouds on demand. Securely manage public, private, and hybrid clouds from a single dashboard. Leverage existing hardware and open source technology for secure cloud computing behind the firewall. With RightScale, organizations can conveniently access private cloud and public cloud resource pools from one dashboard to provision and launch servers in a matter of minutes, as well as manage and automate those servers. This solution eliminates the need to assemble many different components from separate providers when implementing a private cloud. Administrators walk through a standard installation process to stand up a working, preconfigured private cloud. With a simple download of the Eucalyptus software, administrators can install a private cloud on-premise and connect the newly set up private cloud to RightScale.
4 From there, the emphasis shifts to using the cloud, rather than digging deep into the various cloud setup permutations that can be time-consuming and complex. The whole process can be completed in minutes, and the new cloud can immediately be added to the pool of computing resources available for management through the RightScale Cloud Management Platform. Automation, Trust, and Visibility Get your on-premise private cloud set up and automated in minutes with seamless installation, configuration, and management. Within this solution, you will receive the following from Eucalyptus: Full Amazon Web Services Compatibility Multiple Hypervisor Options Windows and Linux Guest Support Advanced Storage Integration Networking Storage User Controls Cost Controls Build hybrid clouds with a Eucalyptus private cloud and AWS and AWS-compatible public clouds. Seamlessly manage environments with Xen, KVM, and VMware hypervisors via a single dashboard. Support multiple guest operating systems including Microsoft Windows and Linux. Easily connect and manage your existing storage systems to create object and block cloud storage. Set up flat or virtual networking with security groups. Support local storage and detachable storage volumes with snapshots. Control access to cloud resources with granular user and group permissions. Measure resource allocation and quotas to calculate charge backs and billing.
5 Automation To get started, users can leverage RightScale s ServerTemplates that provide optimized configurations for cloud-ready servers a faster and simpler way of launching servers in the cloud. The RightScale MultiCloud Marketplace provides hundreds of best practice ServerTemplates from RightScale, its partners, and the RightScale community that encompass a wide range of applications, middleware, and software components. Users import supported ServerTemplates from the MultiCloud Marketplace and can then launch servers on their newly created private clouds, reducing the need for real-time, command-line configuration and increasing the reliability and predictability of workload deployments. Private clouds managed by RightScale mycloud allows users to combine open-source and enterprise automation and configuration tools to dramatically reduce the cost of hosting and managing application workloads within the firewall. RightScale mycloud with Eucalyptus reduces complexity not only in provisioning the cloud but also in configuring systems for business needs. As the need for capacity grows, organizations then have the choice of expanding their on-premise cloud infrastructure, or adding resources from public clouds on a pay-as-you-go basis. Additionally RightScale provides autoscaling across private and public clouds. The enterprise can burst workloads running on private clouds to a public cloud during peak utilization times with real-time management of deployments across one or more clouds. Trust Security policies and tools, including IDS/IPS, complex firewall rules, and device-specific ACLs, can be centrally configured and enforced across cloud applications. Identity and control policies can be implemented according to enterprise requirements, and RightScale mycloud with Eucalyptus enables management of infrastructure across both public and private clouds so that the enterprise can gain direct access to dedicated server and storage resources in the cloud as if they were in your own data center. Additional features support enterprise-grade, highly granular user permissioning and usage auditing, allowing IT governance policies to be managed singularly across private and hybrid clouds. Visibility RightScale mycloud with Eucalyptus provides complex infrastructure and application-level monitoring capabilities that can be used to create alerts on events within applications to increase IT visibility, decrease IT leakage, and drive intelligent event handling across your internal monitoring and ticketing systems. Enterprises can monitor cloud consumption costs in real time, and monitoring data can be consumed by many off-the-shelf monitoring packages to drive business processes on and off of the cloud. Summary RightScale mycloud with Eucalyptus provides the trust, automation, and management that can help the enterprise build private and hybrid clouds. Organizations can set up an on-premise private cloud quickly on existing hardware with a simple download and installation, and offers an open API to the industry-standard AWS public cloud. The RightScale Cloud Management Platform provides a single pane of glass view into your entire cloud infrastructure, allowing users convenient access to private cloud and public cloud resource pools from one dashboard. Users can provision and launch servers in a matter of minutes, and quickly manage and automate those servers. RightScale mycloud Free with Eucalyptus FastStart enables the fast setup of a private cloud to validate a proof of concept and use it for development and testing. Once organizations have evolved beyond proof of concept and are ready to deploy production workloads, advanced features and support can be added through RightScale mycloud Standard or mycloud Enterprise with Eucalyptus IaaS for large-scale deployments with custom requirements. This joint solution allows the enterprise to safely deploy private and hybrid clouds that are fully managed, so organizations can swiftly benefit from the efficiencies of cloud computing.
6 Start Your Free Trial Now Visit or Navigate to the mycloud product section Provide your contact information for mycloud Free edition Participants will be able to set up a free on-premise private cloud that leverages Eucalyptus FastStart and the RightScale Cloud Management Platform to validate a proof of concept. Qualified participants can also expand the deployment and implement commercial versions of RightScale and Eucalyptus software to swiftly reap the rewards of private and hybrid cloud computing. About RightScale RightScale, Inc. is the leader in cloud computing management. Founded in 2006, the company offers a fully automated cloud management platform that enables organizations to easily deploy and manage business critical applications across multiple clouds with complete control and portability. The RightScale Cloud Management Platform is delivered as software as a service (SaaS) and is available in a range of editions. To date, thousands of deployments and more than three million servers have been launched on the RightScale platform for leading organizations such as PBS, Harvard University, Zynga, and Sling Media. To learn more about RightScale, please go to About Eucalyptus Systems Eucalyptus Systems provides IT organizations in enterprises, government agencies and Web and mobile businesses with the most widely deployed cloud software platform for on-premise Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). To date, over 25,000 Eucalyptus clouds have been started all over the world, including more than 20 percent of Fortune 100 companies. Eucalyptus is specifically designed for enterprise cloud use, and the software platform is uniquely suited for private cloud or hybrid cloud computing. Built as an open source cloud product, Eucalyptus supports the industry-standard Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud APIs, as well as all major virtualization platforms including Xen, KVM and VMware vsphere, ESX and ESXi. The company has an active and growing ecosystem of customers, partners, developers, and researchers that benefit from Eucalyptus open, fast, and standards-compliant path to cloud computing. For more information about Eucalyptus, please visit