About Cloud42

What is Cloud42?

Cloud42 is a Java web application that provides both a web-based, AJAX-enabled Graphical User Interface (GUI) and a well-designed Web service interface to access its functionalities.

Being an Open Source management framework for Amazon EC2, these functionalities are:

  • Managing Amazon Machine Images (AMIs)
  • Running and monitoring EC2 instances
  • Administrating security goups
  • Managing keypairs

In addition, Cloud42 offers some enhanced functionalities like:

  • Transferring files from and to AMI instances
  • Bundling new AMIs
  • Controlling EC2 server instances remotely
  • Subscribing to events on running AMI instances according to a publish/subscribe pattern

Screenshots

Simply use the image slider below to explore some screenshots of the GUI part of Cloud42.

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Licensing

Cloud42 is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL v3).

You can freely modify, extend, and improve the Cloud42 source code. The LGPL requires that all changes must be made available if published. For more information on the LGPL, please also visit the Free Software Foundation's FAQ.

If you need a less restrictive license than the LGPL, there are commercial licenses available, too, including support and preconfigured AMIs. Feel free to contact us. You will need a commercial licence, if you

  • want to embed Cloud42 or parts of it into a non-GPL application in a tightly coupled manner
  • want to benefit from quick email support, recent updates and a preconfigured AMI running Cloud42