Company Name Eucalyptus Systems
Mailing Address 130 Castilian Drive Goleta, CA 93117
Company Description We started Eucalyptus as a research project in the Computer Science Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In the Fall of 2007, Rich Wolski (whose research group eventually designed and built Eucalyptus) was a principle investigator of the Virtual Grid Application Development Software Project (VGrADS) funded by the National Science Foundation. The purpose of VGrADS was to investigate novel programming language and runtime system techniques for large-scale computational grid applications. Producing empirical results based on real-world applications, VGrADS had already developed a runtime system for the LEAD (Linked Environment for Atmospheric Discovery) weather forecasting system.
Proceeds Purposes The company is using the funding to scale development, marketing and sales of its commercial open source private cloud software to meet increasing demand for more scalable, agile and cost-efficient information technology (IT) systems.