* Posts by martenmickos

3 posts • joined 25 Aug 2010

Mickos: Amazon and Eucalyptus still rule the cloud


leading cloud platform

Anonymous Coward and El Limerino,

Thank you for your passionate comments. Reports and comments aside, our business is growing fast. Users tell us they love Eucalyptus because it just plain works.

Of course I can be wrong. Perhaps 25,000 Eucalyptus clouds isn't enough to prove anything. Perhaps the other guys are way smarter and better.

Whatever the reality on the various cloud platforms, the fact that they generate so much press and so much commentary is a good thing. I would take it to mean that the shift to cloud computing is real. It will fundamentally change the way software is deployed.

We will keep developing Eucalyptus and serving our users as best we can, and I am convinced the other cloud platform producers will do the same. May all worthy players get a share of the pie, and may the worthies get the biggest!

Marten Mickos

CEO, Eucalyptus Systems

Ex-MySQL boss plots Second Cloud Coming


Australian evergreen

The Australian evergreen was imported to California during the gold rush in the 19th century. Today there are plenty of Eucalyptus trees on the UC Santa Barbara campus.

And the name, of course, also stands for Elastic Utility Computing Architecture Linking Your Porgrams To Useful Systems. :-)


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Contributions welcome


Thanks for your comments! We actively welcome contributions to Eucalyptus, and we do get a number of them. Here is a page on that topic:


On the topic of NASA, in case it is of interest, they continue to use Eucalyptus in production and we just recently discussed with them new areas in which they may need us. NASA has hundreds of IT systems ranging from operational business and web systems to supersized scientific computing clouds, and I think we should expect them to try out and deploy a number of cloud platforms.

Kind regards,

Marten Mickos


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