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Sticking to a Vision

By Marten Mickos | May 29, 2013

Implementing a computing cloud using your local resources. Open source. Interface-compatible with the leading public cloud. Installation as a one-button activity.

You will find those words in the famous email below from exactly five years ago when Eucalyptus 1.0 was announced and released. Eucalyptus continues to stick to the same vision.

For Developers, The Cloud Means Having To Rethink Everything They Know About Making Software

By Marten Mickos | May 19, 2013

The paradigm hasn’t changed since the advent of software: Applications run, and platforms are what they run on. But the underlying principles of application design and deployment do change every now and then – sometimes drastically, thanks to quantum-leap developments in infrastructure.

Eucalyptus 3.2 - Harder on the Inside, Softer on the Outside

By Marten Mickos | November 26, 2012

If you are building out your internal Dev & Test capabilities, Eucalyptus 3.2 may be just what you need. In a few weeks we are officially releasing version 3.2 which has been available through nightly builds for the enthusiastic user community for some time. The new version has been toughened on the inside and softened on the outside. All in all, here is an open source cloud platform for which agility is a key ability.

Business Books

By Marten Mickos | September 24, 2012

Business books! What should you read if you work for a fast growing tech company? Here is my recommendation. Properly read and with its insights thoroughly implemented, each one of these books saves you a year or more of trial and error.

My Tweets of the Winter 2011-2012: Interviews With and Writings By Me, Quotes, and Books I've Read

By Marten Mickos | May 13, 2012

Here is a summary of my tweets about interviews with and writings by me, quotes, and books I've read from the previous months.

This is my previous tweet summary for Fall 2011. And, of course, feel free to follow my tweets in real time at!/martenmickos