Nimbula announces ship date for Cloud Operating System and partner ecosystem

Nimbula annouced it is ready to ship within 30 days.

Nimbula Announces General Availability of Cloud Operating System Software and Free Version

Santa Clara, CA – March 8, 2011 – Today at the Cloud Connect Conference, Nimbula, the Cloud Operating System Company, announced that its flagship product, Nimbula Director, will be generally available within the next 30 days.

Based on Nimbula's Cloud Operating System technology, Nimbula Director delivers Amazon EC2-like services to both enterprises and service providers. Allowing customers to efficiently manage both on- and off-premises resources, Nimbula Director quickly and cost effectively transforms inflexible, inefficient and under-utilized data centers into powerful, easily configurable compute capacity while supporting controlled access to off-premise clouds.

And, they have launched a partner ecosystem with the following companies signed on.

Citrix Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of virtual computing solutions that help companies deliver IT as an on-demand service. Cloud Cruiser

Founded in 2010, Cloud Cruiser is a venture backed company that provides cost optimization solutions for the rapidly evolving enterprise cloud.

enStratus is a cloud infrastructure management solution for deploying and managing enterprise-class applications in public, private and hybrid clouds.

Opscode is the leader in cloud infrastructure automation and provides the Opscode SaaS Platform, a widely used hosted service for configuration management and infrastructure automation.

Puppet Labs develops and commercially supports Puppet, the leading open source platform for enterprise systems management. With millions of nodes under management and thousands of users, including Twitter, NYSE, Zynga, Genentech,, eBay, NYU, and Oracle, Puppet standardizes the way IT staff deploy and manage infrastructure in the enterprise and the cloud.

Scalr is an open source cloud management tool. It is focused on scalability for web applications, with hybrid clouds, mysql failover, automatic load balancing.

There are fundamentally two choices out there.  One go to one company for your cloud solution – VMware, IBM, HP, etc.  Or a best of breed approach for your environment.  Nimbula for those who want to design and engineer their cloud environments.

Now that Nimbula is close to ship, we’ll see who adopts this approach.