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Social Gaming Leader Plinga Chooses the Eucalyptus Private Cloud Software

Leading European Games Publisher Deploying Eucalyptus for Cost-effective Elastic Scaling of its Rapidly Growing Social Games Usage

OSBC 2011, SAN FRANCISCO – May 16, 2011 – Eucalyptus Systems, creators of the most widely deployed on-premise cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platform, today announced that Plinga, one of the leading social games publishers in Europe, has selected Eucalyptus for its private cloud computing software.

Plinga currently hosts more than 30 social games across 20 social networks and game portals in Europe, including six of the top 20 most popular games in Germany and five of the top 10 games in Poland. Eucalyptus provides Plinga with a dynamically scalable, highly available, elastic and agile software for managing its rapidly growing social games using secure, on-premise IT compute and storage resources.

"Plinga is quickly becoming a major player in the gaming industry. Its games like the popular 'Icy Tower' and 'Pet Party' are experiencing extremely high growth, increasing its need for a dynamically scalable yet cost-effective IT infrastructure," said Marten Mickos, Eucalyptus Systems CEO. "With over 25,000 Eucalyptus clouds having been started up, Plinga has chosen the world's most widely deployed private IaaS cloud platform, and we look forward to working with them as part of their continued success."

From its inception, Plinga has embraced cloud computing for on-demand compute resources that can scale up and down to meet the traffic demands of its social games. While Plinga initially used the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud infrastructure, the company is now moving to a cost-effective, on-premise Eucalyptus cloud environment that can provide elastic scaling with complete IT control. Because Eucalyptus is directly compatible with Amazon EC2 APIs and image formats, Plinga can seamlessly migrate to and from the public cloud for maximum flexibility and cost savings.

"Eucalyptus provides integrated methods to manage rapid scale-up and scale-down of new and popular games and the stability and cost-effectiveness for mature games," said Thorsten Lubinski, Plinga CTO. "With Eucalyptus, we anticipate that we will see an immediate return-on-investment without losing any of the public cloud benefits."

About Eucalyptus Systems

Eucalyptus Systems provides IT organizations in enterprises, government agencies, Web and mobile businesses, and industry partners the most widely deployed software platform for on-premise Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds.  To date, over 25,000 Eucalyptus clouds have been started all over the world, including more than 20 percent of Fortune 100 companies. Eucalyptus is specifically designed for enterprise use, and the software platform is uniquely suited for hybrid clouds.  Built as an open source product, Eucalyptus supports the industry-standard cloud API, Amazon Web Services, as well as all major virtualization platforms.   The company has an active and growing ecosystem of customers, partners, developers and researchers that benefit from Eucalyptus' open, fast and standards-compliant path to cloud computing. For more information about Eucalyptus, please visit

About Plinga

Plinga is a leading European publisher of social games. Plinga believes that sharing the online game experience with friends makes it more compelling and fun. Plinga's games let users play with their real-world friends using the infrastructure built by social networks and social game portals. With a growing catalogue that ranges from card games to action and strategy games, Plinga offers more than 30 social games that can be found on 20 social networks and game portals. Today, more than 16 million users play Plinga's social games every month. The company was founded in June 2009 and is based in Berlin, Germany. For more information about Plinga, please visit

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Lisa Sheeran
Sheeran/Jager Communication for Eucalyptus Systems
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