Eucalyptus CEO, acknowledging some tough going, claims cloud turnaround

Gigaom

It’s not unusual for the CEO of a company to crow about its performance. It is sort of striking when, in the process of doing so, that CEO admits to big problems in the past. More typically this sort of thing runs along the lines of “we were fabulous before, but now we are even more fabulous — and faster and cheaper too. Also better looking!” You get the gist.

So that’s why this blog post from [company]Eucalyptus[/company] CEO Mårten Mickos piqued my interest. To be sure, the post is optimistic — “Eucalyptus is doing great; it has big customers; its AWS-compatible private cloud story resonates” etc., etc. But he also admits to some big miscues, albeit they’re in the rearview mirror. He wrote:

Though things were incredibly sunny back in 2009 when Eucalyptus was the only viable private cloud platform in the market, it quickly turned cloudy. In 2010 a tsunami…

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