Eucalyptus Systems Wins "California Game Changer" Award from the Governor's Office of Economic Development

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Private Cloud Computing Leader Recognized for its Innovation and Advancing California's Economic Competitiveness

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Eucalyptus Systems, creators of the leading independent private cloud platform, today announced that it has been awarded the prestigious California Game Changer award from the Governor's Office of Economic Development (GoED). This award highlights outstanding, innovation-based companies in California whose market leadership is advancing California's national and global economic competitiveness.

Eucalyptus Systems was awarded the California Game Changer award at the Game Changers Fall 2010 conference on November 16 in Pleasanton, Calif. The company also received a "Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition" from Michele Gault, District Director for U.S. Rep John Garamendi.

"California has always been a global innovation leader and this has fueled our economic competitiveness for many decades," said GoED Director Joel A. Ayala. "The Game Changers Conference gives us the opportunity to recognize and honor a select group of companies who are cementing California's global economic standing by reinventing tomorrow for the rest of the world."

Eucalyptus Systems develops cloud computing software that helps organizations reduce costs and increase business agility by making their data center resources easier to access, share and scale. Eucalyptus is unique in that it lets companies transform their own servers and networks into a secure, shared resource - or "cloud" -- that is also compatible with industry-standard public clouds such as Amazon EC2. Originally developed as part of an NSF-funded academic research project at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Eucalyptus is now quickly becoming the standard for private, on-premise cloud computing.

"By helping companies utilize compute resources more efficiently, increase business agility and reduce spending on expensive technology infrastructure, cloud computing is truly a 'game changer,' ushering in a new era for information technology," said Marten Mickos, CEO at Eucalyptus Systems. "With Eucalyptus' origins and deep roots at UCSB, it is especially gratifying to be recognized as an innovator and leader contributing to the continued vitality and competitiveness in the state of California."

President Barack Obama has endorsed cloud computing technology, stating its importance and that all agencies should be working toward virtualizing data centers, consolidating data centers and operations, and ultimately adopting a cloud computing business model. Aneesh Chopra, America's chief technology officer, has cited Eucalyptus Systems as an example of a company that is speeding the development of cloud computing. Today, among other production deployments, Eucalyptus is the cloud computing software used to power the U.S. government Website USAspending.gov.

About Eucalyptus Systems

Eucalyptus Systems develops the leading independent private cloud computing platform. Today, Eucalyptus is the only cloud software that can deliver all the benefits of industry-standard public clouds such as Amazon EC2 on private IT infrastructure. Originally developed as part of an NSF-funded academic research project, Eucalyptus software has been deployed over 25,000 times across government organizations, academic institutions and private enterprises. It is available in two editions: open source Eucalyptus and the Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition (EE) -- commercial, enterprise-grade infrastructure software designed for large-scale deployments. For more information about Eucalyptus, please visit http://www.eucalyptus.com.

Eucalyptus and Eucalyptus Systems are pending trademarks in the U.S. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Other product or company names mentioned may be trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.

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