Ex-Dell and Sun Microsystems Executive to Lead Product Development for Private Cloud Computing Leader
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – December 20, 2010 – Eucalyptus Systems, creators of the leading independent private cloud platform, today announced that Tim Cramer has joined the Eucalyptus management team as vice president of Engineering. Cramer oversees the development of all Eucalyptus Systems' private cloud computing solutions, including the Eucalyptus open source software and Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition (EE), a commercial version designed for deploying clouds with the highest levels of portability, scalability and performance.
Cramer comes most recently from Dell, where he was director of Software Engineering. While at Dell, he specialized in system management and virtualization software and was instrumental in the transformation of the company's Product group to a software engineering organization. Previously, Cramer was at Sun Microsystems for nearly 16 years, where he held a wide variety of engineering management positions in areas including performance, Java Tools, Consumer (TV, Phone, BluRay), and OpenSolaris. His roots are in compiler engineering with startup Supercomputer Systems, Inc. and at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
"Tim is technically very deep, he knows open source, and he is a proven leader of brilliant engineers – in short, he's the ideal person to drive Eucalyptus product development," said Mårten Mickos, CEO, Eucalyptus Systems. "Tim has made a significant impact and achieved great success at some of the world's most respected technology companies, and we are honored to have him join the Eucalyptus management team at a time of high growth for the company and the industry."
"Eucalyptus has a world-class team, fantastic technology and it is clearly a leader in the private cloud computing space," said Cramer. "I am looking forward to re-locating to 'Silicon Beach' (also known as Santa Barbara, California) to join this amazing company as we help re-define information technology and address the growing global opportunities for cloud computing."
In recent news, Eucalyptus announced that it is partnering with leading open source vendor Red Hat to provide Eucalyptus support for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Eucalyptus compatibility with the Apache Deltacloud application programming interface (API). For more information, please see the press release or go to http://www.eucalyptus.com.
The company also recently revealed that it was awarded the prestigious California Game Changer Award from the Governor's Office of Economic Development (GoED). This award highlights outstanding, innovation-based companies in California whose market leadership is advancing California's national and global economic competitiveness.
About Eucalyptus Systems
Eucalyptus Systems develops the leading independent private cloud computing platform. Today, Eucalyptus is the only cloud software that can deliver all the benefits of industry-standard public clouds such as Amazon EC2 on private IT infrastructure. Originally developed as part of an NSF-funded academic research project, Eucalyptus software has been deployed over 25,000 times across government organizations, academic institutions and private enterprises. It is available in two editions: open source Eucalyptus and the Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition (EE) -- commercial, enterprise-grade infrastructure software designed for large-scale deployments. For more information about Eucalyptus, please visit http://www.eucalyptus.com.
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