I am in the midst of writing two big articles on Cloud Computing -- too big to post on a blog -- and I can't quite get them finished because every day brings new revelations. Everyone wants to be part of the cloud as a platform provider or a cloud application or a user.
Do we know where this will end? We can probably project its reasonable ending. Too many vendors without the right experience or resources will enter the market and not all of them will succeed. Too many ISVs will try to field applications and only some of them will be real winners. And some customers will learn (once again) that nothing is the solution to everything. Of course, we don't know when this will happen or who the winners and losers will be, so in the mean time it's going to be a lot of fun trying to sort it out.
In the meantime, I'm going to lots of webinars and conferences trying to meet new players and sniff the sea breeze to see where we are on the curve.
A conference I'm looking forward to is Under the Radar's Cloud Computing eventon April 24 in Mountain View -- a single day filled with products and demos and sharp questions. I encourage you to join me; I've been there before and it's definitely worth the trip.
In the meantime, enjoy the clouds -- in this case they are not an omen of bad weather, but rather part of a sunny new computing future.