The open-source cloud computing infrastructure has put its stake in the ground with its hiring of former MySQL CEO Marten Mickos as its new chief executive. At MySQL, Mickos revolutionized the open-source market for databases, and Eucalyptus hopes he'll do the same for cloud computing.
Eucalyptus started as a U.C. Santa Barbara research project and has grown into a full-fledged open-source private cloud software offering. Eucalyptus makes an open-source infrastructure software that gives enterprises and government entities the ability to build their own cloud computing environments, getting the most out of their compute capacity to boost productivity, deploy new apps and protect sensitive data all while cutting costs.