Marten Mickos, ex MySQL CEO, joins Eucalyptus as CEO

Eucalyptus Systems, Inc., creators of the leading open source private cloud software Eucalyptus , let us know that Marten Mickos joined the company as chief executive officer.

Marten Mickos, born November 6, 1962 in Espoo, Finland) was chief executive officer (CEO) of MySQL AB. He served as chief executive officer from January 2001 to February 2008, when Sun bought MySQL AB. He served as senior vice president of the database group at Sun Microsystems until February 2009

An interresting fact is that Marten also serves on the board of RightScale , Former Eucalyptus CEO Woody Rollins will take up the role as Eucalyptus Systems’ chief financial officer.
Marten knows how to run an open source company and generate business for it. It’s no secret that while Eucalyptus has a good technical background they were suffering in getting stuff done on the business level. Marten might be the right person to guide Eucalyptus systems to the next level .

About the author

Kris Buytaert is a long time Linux and Open Source Consultant active in Belgium , Europe and the rest of the universe. He is currently working for Inuits Kris is the Co-Author of Virtualization with Xen ,used to be the maintainer of the openMosix HOWTO and author of different technical publications. He is frequently speaking at, or organizing different international conferences He spends most of his time working on Linux Clustering (both High Availability, Scalability and HPC), Virtualisation and Large Infrastructure Management projects hence trying to build infrastructures that can survive the 10th floor test, better known today as the cloud while actively promoting the devops idea ! His blog titled "Everything is a Freaking DNS Problem" can be found at

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