RightScale Nabs Former MySQL CEO For Board

Santa Barbara-based RightScale, which develops software for managing cloud computing, announced Thursday that it has added former MySQL CEO Marten Mickos to the firm's board of directors. Mickos was CEO of MySQL from 2001 until last year, when he sold the firm to Sun Microsystems. Mickos then served as Senior Vice President of Sun's Database Group until this year. RightScale is developing cloud computing software to manage and deploy servers in clouds such as Amazon web services; the firm is venture backed by Index Ventures and Benchmark Capital.