Daniel Nurmi, Rich Wolski, Chris Grzegorczyk, Graziano Obertelli, Lamia Youseff, and Dmitri Zagorodnov (2009)
The Eucalyptus Open-source Cloud-computing System
In: Proceedings of 9th IEEE International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid (CCGrid 09), Shanghai, China.
In this work, we present EUCALYPTUS – an open-source software framework for cloud computing that implements what is commonly referred to as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS); systems that give users the ability to run and control entire virtual machine instances deployed across a variety physical resources. We outline the basic principles of the EUCALYPTUS design, detail important operational aspects of the system, and discuss architectural trade-offs that we have made in order to allow
Eucalyptus to be portable, modular and simple to use on infrastructure commonly found within academic settings. Finally, we provide evidence that EUCALYPTUS enables users familiar with existing Grid and HPC systems to explore new cloud computing functionality while maintaining access to existing, familiar application development software and Grid middle-ware.