Our friends and neighbors at the new Eucalyptus Systems just got funding from no less than Benchmark and BV Capital. That's a pretty exceptional accomplishment in the current venture climate. Read more about it at VentureBeat or on the new Eucalyptus site directly. In case you missed my recent posts, Eucalyptus is open source software that lets you set up your own cloud in you own data center. You can then plug your Eucalyptus cloud into RightScale and manage it through the RightScale dashboard alongside all the public clouds.