What Ubuntu’s Move to OpenStack Means for Eucalyptus

This week, the Ubuntu project announced that “future versions of Ubuntu Cloud will use OpenStack as a foundation technology,” apparently replacing Eucalyptus as the enabling infrastructure behind Ubuntu’s cloud capabilities. Eucalyptus does not (yet) appear to have been dropped completely, and existing deployments will definitely be supported for the next few years. But this is the latest in a series of setbacks for the platform, and it is becoming increasingly unclear whether it has a compelling future.