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"Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition (EE) 2.0 includes support for Windows virtual machines, letting you hoist Windows Server 2003, 2008, and Windows 7 images atop a Eucalyptus cloud — not just Linux images — and it includes new billing, accounting, and user management tools. New CEO Marten Mickos — the former CEO of MySQL AB — also promises 'improved scalability.'

"Like Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Eucalyptus provides on-demand access to scalable compute and storage resources. But whereas EC2 runs on servers in distant Amazon data centers, Mickos's platform is meant for internal use. It's a way for businesses to build a private EC2 inside their own data centers."

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