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Eucalyptus Snares Puma

Puma is using Eucalyptus’ private cloud platform to deliver infrastructure-as-a-service for the production of web services

Open source cloud platform merchant Eucalyptus Systems took a really nasty rabbit punch to the kidneys last year when its buddy NASA so very publicly threw its support - and its technology - into the development of OpenStack, the rival open source cloud platform that Rackspace whistled up. Still feeling achy Eucalyptus now has the balm of another big account to rub on its sore spots. Puma, the sports outfitter, is using Eucalyptus' private cloud platform to deliver infrastructure-as-a-service for the production of web services under its PUMA.com and sister sites. It needs to scale to meet variable demand. It has the option of going hybrid with Amazon. Eucalyptus has reportedly been working on its code since the NASA incident and NASA still uses Eucalyptus.

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