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My Tweets of the Winter 2011-2012: Open Source

By Marten Mickos | May 11, 2012

Here is a summary of my tweets about open source 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


"Scarcity is the enemy of serendipity" - thoughtful piece on Burning Man dilemmas by @jessbruder via @brown2020

A Common Set of APIs

By Marten Mickos | April 06, 2012

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Eucalyptus Systems announced an agreement last week that enables customers to more efficiently migrate workloads between their existing data centers and the AWS cloud while using the same management tools and skills across both environments.

Mobile Social Cloud

By Marten Mickos | January 25, 2012

Wherever you turn in the tech business today, three keywords stand out: Mobile, Social and Cloud. Devices, Services, Applications and Games are going mobile. Networks, Games, Shopping and Business are going Social. Cloud is SaaS, PaaS and IaaS. Cloud is also the new software architecture that underlies all of this.

What is happening? What does all of this mean?

2011: A Year of Work and Growth

By Marten Mickos | December 20, 2011

Thank you for a phenomenal 2011. This has been a year of enacting change, building strength and experiencing growth for Eucalyptus. The year of 2011 started with questions. How big would the market for private cloud software platforms be? Who are the real contenders? What about hybrid clouds?

Eucalyptus Clouds in Production

By Marten Mickos | November 09, 2011

Many times I am asked about the typical use cases for Eucalyptus and who our users and customers are. When the Eucalyptus open source project launched in 2008, many of our early adopters were academic and research institutions, as is typical with new technologies. Since then, Eucalyptus usage has spread to innovative tech companies, large enterprises, and government agencies. Below is a quick summary of common uses cases and some relatively new Eucalyptus users.

My Tweets of the Summer of 2011

By Marten Mickos | September 13, 2011

A summer full of activity! Cloud computing, open source, and modern business management saw great advances in the last few months. Linux turned 20. Amazon Web Services kept growing. Eucalyptus expanded its installed base.

Below is a review of the summer that passed based on my twitter account. I reviewed my tweets and picked the ones I believe have the most lasting value. I grouped them by category. Hope you enjoy them!