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Eucalyptus Becomes Commercial Private Cloud Project

When Rich Wolski and Woody Rollins started the Eucalyptus project, they had no idea that it would morph into a commercial, general-purpose "private cloud" project. Now, on the back end of a $5.5 million investment from Benchmark Capital, that's exactly where Eucalyptus stands.


The project started out as part of a multiuniversity grant aimed at helping the academic world run very large-scale applications that cut across a National Science Foundation supercomputer, public clouds, and university data centers, but eventually changed into something very different as Eucalyptus developers built an on-premises software layer and APIs that emulated Amazon Web Services LLC.


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