Tweet Chat: Marten Mickos, Eucalyptus Systems

On October 10, Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos joined GigaOM's Stacey Higginbotham for a tweet chat - both a ramp-up for Marten's appearance at Structure:Europe in Amsterdam, and to follow up on a few of the more provocative things that Marten said on stage at Structure in San Francisco in June.


  1. Cloud adoption: European versus US/North American markets:
  2. Privacy: Are European data privacy regulations hampering the adoption of the private cloud (versus the public cloud) in Europe? 
  3. Barb Darrow tries to dig deeper into European privacy concerns and the European Commission's new cloud computing plan of action, which she covered for GigaOM in articles such as
    Fighting FUD: cloud players try to make sense of European data laws ( )

    European cloud plan addresses data protection problem. Sort of. ( )
  4. And, of course, Stacey (and a few of our chat participants) followed up on Marten's feisty appearance at Structure in San Francisco this past June, where he incited a lively onstage debate about OpenStack with Chris Kemp (Nebula/OpenStack) and Sameer Dholakia (Citrix), as summarized by GigaOM's Kevin Fitchard: ;