Friday, July 2, 2010

And Now For Something Completely Different...

As some of you may know, I've spent the past three years or so focused on AWS-related consulting through my own little company, CloudRight.  It's been fun and exciting and I feel that I've really had a front row seat for the amazing growth and excitement around cloud computing.  But consulting has it's downsides, too.  After a while the pace of new projects started to lose it's lustre and I found myself pining for the fjords, or at least for a bit more focus in my professional life.

So, I'm excited to say that I have joined the development team at Eucalyptus.  I like their technology, I like their positioning in the marketplace, I like their commitment to open source but mainly I just really like the team.  Everyone there is not only great at what they do, they are also great people and in my experience that's the recipe for a great company.   I'm absolutely thrilled to be a part of it.

My main focus at Eucalyptus will be in the area of tools.  Basically trying to make sure that all of the capabilities of the core system are easily and consistently accessible to users and administrators.  The current Euca2ools command line utilities are a great start but we all feel there is an opportunity to do a lot more.

This is also great news for boto.  Euca2ools are built on top of boto so, for the first time, boto will actually be a part of my day job rather than something I try to squeeze in between gigs and after hours.  That should mean more frequent and consistent releases and better quality overall.

And now, it's time for the traditional "new job" fish slapping dance...


  1. Congratulations Mitch, and keep up the good work!

  2. Congrats Mitch. And thanks for the boto tools. :)

  3. Great. I should move all my little ec2 shell scripts to python now!

  4. Awesome, Mitch!

    --Dave Johnson