"This is an innovative change, and makes Ubuntu an attractive
choice for enterprises interested in hosting clouds either to
distribute their own computing resources more efficiently, or to
rent their servers' disk space and processing power to
"At the same time, however, Canonical's own release notes for
Jaunty beta emphasize that Eucalyptus is intended only as a
"technology preview" that allows users to "experiment" with cloud
computing--in other words, feel free to research cloud computing on
Jaunty, but don't plan on putting it into production just yet.
"Releasing an enterprise product with warnings that some of its
components may not be ready for mass consumption is a bit awkward.
But as long as users understand that Eucalyptus on Jaunty remains
beta, it's probably worth it, as it will ensure that Eucalyptus
receives heavy testing and will be 100-percent prepared for
production by the time of the next long-term support release of