Doug (Division VP) and Lew (CTO) have started fleshing out
Lew has given several interviews; check
title="Overcast Show #5: Dec 11, 2008 - with Lew Tucker, Sun Microsystems">@Overcast (podcast available) and
title="Your Data Center Is Your Computer">@IW. From the latter:
We see a future where there are a bunch of clouds, both public and private clouds, and companies will be able to build scalable apps that are self-provisioning.
From Dave, you can check out his
and listen to his
The Cloud terminology seems to be settling into SAAS, PAAS and IAAS; see
[title="Cloud Relationship Model">1],
[title="Demystifying The Cloud: Where Do SaaS, PaaS and Other Acronyms Fit In?">2],
[title="Cloud Services Continuum">3]
[title="Understanding the Cloud Computing/SaaS/PaaS markets: a Map of the Players in the Industry ">4].
I expect continued diversity in the technologies used but Sun's software portfolio
seems well suited to several markets, including private enterprise clouds.
Thanks to Vijay for the initial
tips on the terminology