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Eucalyptus Enterprise Cloud Software Released For Windows

Open source cloud-based technology maker Eucalyptus Systems has released the Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition.

Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition will allow users to run enterprise tools on the Eucalyptus cloud.

The company says that the Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition (EE) 2.0, which comes with enhanced scalability options, will offer support for Windows-based virtual machines running Windows Server 2003, 2008, and Windows 7.

The Register explains that the services provided by Eucalyptus are similar to those offered by Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), the only difference being that Eucalyptus allows IT managers to create an internal cloud system for their on-premise data centre.

EC2 offers cloud services from Amazon data centres situated far away.

The company's CEO Marten Mickos said that the platform, which is based on a project founded by University of California professor Rich Wolski, will be included in all the latest versions of the Linux-based Ubuntu operating system.