So, Lew and Jonathan announced that at SugarCon 2009 this week. Finally. The news is out.
Since you read the blog of a cloud computing product manager at Sun, you shouldn’t be surprised. What you should be surprised about is the positioning that this is something new. If you count HPC (high performance computing), Sun has been building clouds for years. And, there’s no better place to be at this point in the evolution of cloud computing. From chipsets to hardware to applications, Sun has all the building blocks for a complete cloud offering.
We’re in the middle of building the cloud economy, where any business can begin without the need for IT infrastructure. In fact, venture capital firms now refuse to pay for IT infrastructure, instead pointing their startups to cloud and the notion of zero-infrastructure. This greatly reduces the barrier to entry for many businesses and also provides an opportunity for existing enterprises to investigate the notion of private and hybrid clouds.
You’ll hear more details at CommunityOne East. New York will be a good place to be in March, don’t you think? 😉