Former MySQL CEO Mårten Mickos Joins RightScale Board of Directors
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. May 28, 2009 RightScale®, Inc., the leader in cloud computing management, today announced that Mårten Mickos, former CEO of MySQL, has joined its board of directors. Mickos brings extensive knowledge and experience in high growth startups from his role at MySQL, where he guided MySQL’s successful commercial open source business through to its acquisition by Sun Microsystems in 2008.
"I am extremely pleased that Mårten will be contributing to the vision and direction of RightScale at a time of explosive growth for the company and the industry," said Michael Crandell, RightScale CEO. "Mårten has proven to be one of the industry’s most innovative leaders, and we hope to tap his experience as we aggressively expand RightScale’s cloud management offerings to new markets."
Mickos served as CEO of MySQL from 2001 to 2008. Following MySQL’s acquisition by Sun Microsystems in 2008, he held the position of senior vice president of the database group at Sun until 2009. Mickos received the Audemars Piguet "Changing Times Award: European Entrepreneur of the Year 2006," and the Nokia Foundation Award, for inspirational leadership of an international software company. He holds a M.Sc. in technical physics from Helsinki University of Technology.
"RightScale has established itself as a leading cloud management platform, and the company continues to demonstrate tremendous momentum as its customer base and ecosystem expand with strategic partners like Sun and Canonical," noted Mickos. "I look forward to offering my experience as a member of the RightScale board to help the company maintain and expand its leadership in a rapidly growing market."
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