Eucalyptus updates cloud platform in open source mold

Eucalyptus, the cloud platform company that wants to bridge corporate private clouds to the Amazon cloud , is updating its platform software to bring it more in line with the open source model.

CEO Marten Mickos said the latest release of the Eucalyptus cloud platform cements its status as a champion of open source development but does not do much to further the promise of Amazon API compatibility. That will come in the 3.2 release due at the end of the year, he said.