Eucalyptus Systems is moving ahead with a new version of its private and hybrid cloud platform. The company's cloud platform, which OStatic has followed since its origins as an unsung cloud experiment out of U.C. Santa Barbara, has advanced with the release of Eucalyptus 3: the third generation of Eucalyptus' on-premise Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud computing software. Eucalyptus first gained notoriety for allowing people to easily build hybrid private and public cloud deployments based very closely on Amazon's cloud interface conventions. Since then, Eucalyptus has branched out to helping company's strategize around their cloud deployments, and is led by Marten Mickos, of MySQL fame.