Dell announces IaaS cloud computing platform based on KVM and Eucalyptus

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Yesterday Dell announced a number of initiatives around cloud computing. One of the is the launch of the PowerEdge C Servers, available today globally.

The interesting part of the news is that PowerEdge C machines will be offered with a new software option: the Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC) platform. 

UEC is the Canonical private cloud computing offering based on Ubuntu Server and Eucalyptus (or Elastic Utility Computing Architecture for Linking Your Programs To Useful Systems), which is an open source management interface for Infrastructure-as-a-Service(IaaS) clouds.
Eucalyptus is able to manage both Xen and KVM, but Canonical switched from Xen to KVM for its distributions more than two years ago.

Both KVM and Eucalyptus are integrated in the Ubuntu Server installer since version 9.10.

Dell will provide blueprints to create IaaS cloud architectures based PowerEdge C and Ubuntu UEC.