Further, Eucalyptus 3 can automatically map identities from LDAP and Active Directory servers to Eucalyptus accounts, groups, and users, thus easing integration.
The new version includes expanded account and resource reporting interfaces that integrate with existing data center chargeback and billing systems. That sort of reporting enables IT to accurately measure how many resources different customers, whether in-house departments or third-party customers, are consuming and to charge them accordingly.
Finally, Eucalyptus 3 includes a wide range of additional cloud storage resource and platform enhancements, such as Boot from EBS, NetApp, and JBOD SAN drivers, and support for VMware 4.1, RHEL 6.0, and KVM. The Xen hypervisor is also supported.
Eucalyptus 3 will be available in the fourth quarter.
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