Eucalyptus Systems Lands $5.5M

Santa Barbara-based Eucalyptus Systems, a developer of software for managing cloud computing infrastructure, has scored $5.5M in a Series A funding round. The firm said the funding was led by Benchmark Capital, along with participation by BV Capital. Eucalyptus is developing open source software for managing deployment on cloud computing infrastructure such as Amazon AWS; the software is a spinout of the University of California, Santa Barbara. The firm was co-founded by Woody Rollins and Rich Wolski; among the firm's advisors are former Citrix Online CEO Andreas Von Blottnitz, and former Citrix Online CTO Klaus Schauser. More information »