Eucalyptus Snags MySQL CEO

Santa Barbara-based Eucalyptus announced Friday afternoon that the firm has snagged Marten Mickos, most recently the CEO of MySQL AB, as its new CEO. Current Eucalpytus CEO Woody Rollins becomes Chief Financial Officer of the firm. Eucalpytus develops open source, cloud software used to manage cloud deployment, and is venture backed by Benchmark Capital and BV Capital. Mickos was CEO of MySQL for seven years, and headed up the firm until its acquisition by Sun Microsystems--for $1 billion--in 2008. Mickos also serves on the board of another, cloud software firm in Santa Barbara, RightScale, along with Mozilla Messaging and Electrosonic