Seasoned Technologist to Guide Leading Open Source Cloud Company
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – April 22, 2013 – Eucalyptus Systems, the leading provider of AWS-compatible private and hybrid cloud computing software, today appointed Dr. James Gosling, known as the father of Java, and former Sun Microsystems VP and Fellow, as a strategic advisor. Gosling’s deep programming and software architecture experience will be essential in furthering Eucalyptus’ industry leadership, and driving product design, performance and scalability.
James Gosling is recognized as the original designer of the Java programming language. He was awarded the Economist Innovation Award in 2002 for driving leadership and innovation in computing, and is currently the Chief Software Architect at Liquid Robotics and writing software for the Waveglider, an autonomous ocean-going robot. Gosling was with Sun Microsystems for 26 years before it was acquired by Oracle.
“Eucalyptus broke new ground five years ago by creating the first private cloud software platform in the world,” said Gosling. “Eucalyptus is a highly sophisticated system based on a set of web services written in Java for robustness and performance. As a strategic advisor, I’ll be actively engaging with the architects of Eucalyptus to advance deeply complex issues of software design for the modern cloud world.”
Java is one of the most popular and widely used programming languages in the world, and is the foundation for many open source projects and companies. It has quickly become the global standard for developing and delivering nearly every type of networked application, and is used to power a wide variety of products including enterprise software, set-top boxes, mobile phones, printers, games, car navigation systems, ATMs, lottery terminals, medical devices, parking payment stations and more. There are more than 9 million Java developers worldwide, and over 930 million Java Runtime Environments are downloaded each year.
“An eternal innovator and sharp thinker, James will bring immeasurable value to our software design process as we advance Eucalyptus’ performance and scalability to new heights,” said Marten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus. “Eucalyptus and its users will benefit from his unique ability to perfect the design and architecture of highly complex systems. We are deeply honored to have an esteemed technologist like James on our team.”