I want to implement my own cloud and one of my friend told me that this can be done very easily on Ubuntu using Eucalyptus. Can anyone tell me how?


According to Wikipedia, Eucalyptus is an infrastructure to provide cloud services with a computer cluster. That means that Eucalyptus is a quite large and complex system that is meant to be run on a cluster of several or many computers. An Eucalyptus installation is comprised of (at least) 5 or 6 different components, like a cluster controller, a storage controller, a node controller and so forth. It is recommended that each of this component is run on its own machine.

From the impression I get of your plans, Eucalyptus might be way to large for what you want to do. You maybe want to look into ownCloud instead.

  • How do you know he doesn't have a computer cluster? @"Vaibhav Gautam" - do you have a computer cluster? Are you aware of the scale of this thing? – wardr Sep 17 '13 at 6:02
  • As I said, "from the impression I get" ;) Of course it's only a guess on my part, but somebody who has the knowledge and experience of managing a server cluster in most cases knows how to find information about a system like Eucalyptus himself. So I'd assume he doesn't have that experience and doesn't know what he would get himself into, and I recommended a more feasable alternative. – Henning Kockerbeck Sep 17 '13 at 7:37

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