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[News] Freedom Goes Up the Stack from Linux to Eucalyptus ('Cloud')

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Open source cloud platform is commercialized by its creators 

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| The creators of Eucalyptus, an open source platform for building private 
| clouds, have launched a company to sell products based on the software and 
| have landed $5.5 million in first-round funding.  
| Eucalyptus Systems promises to sell enterprise-grade products based on 
| Eucalyptus, which is designed to aggregate servers, storage and network 
| infrastructure into a “cloud” that allows end-user customization and 
| self-service provisioning. Eucalyptus supports the same APIs as public 
| clouds, and is compatible with Amazon’s Web Services infrastructure, letting 
| users deploy hybrid clouds consisting of internal and external resources.      


Eucalyptus cloud targets enterprise users

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| The makers of Eucalyptus, the Linux-based open source cloud computing 
| platform that now ships with Ubuntu, are targeting enterprise cloud computing 
| with the launch of Eucalyptus Systems Inc.  
| With $5.5 million in financing led by Benchmark Capital, the private company 
| will develop enterprise-grade products and services built on the freeware 
| platform, starting with consulting and support.   


"There is such an overvaluation of technology stocks that it is absurd. I would
include our stock in that category. It is bad for the long-term worth of the
                                --Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's CEO


Build a DIY Cloud with Euclayptus, Nimbus and Amazon EC2

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| Eucalyptus runs on Linux systems, and RPMs are available for the RPM-based
| systems. The source is also available for building on unsupported Linux
| systems, but even more exciting is that you can deploy Eucalyptus on a Rocks
| cluster. With Rocks, Eucalyptus is deployed with basically one command.


Ballmer Still Searching for an Answer to Google

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| "Forty percent of servers run Windows, 60 percent run Linux," he said. "How
| are we doing? Forty is less than 60, so I don't like it. ... We have some
| work to do."

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