Getting quoted in respected publications is an honor. Except – your quote may end up sounding quite different from the intent. Such is the case of the MIT Technology Review, which makes it sound like @krishnan is dumping on recently launched SpotCloud. Not exactly. You read it here @CloudAve first:
In my reading it’s a fair and balanced review. Like any analyst worth his salt Krish did not just blindly praise SpotCloud, but pointed out potential issues they would have to deal with. That’s what analysts do. His conclusion, if somewhat reserved, overall positive:
SpotCloud has a great potential to be a trendsetter and a major player in the open federated future many of us are envisioning. However, they do face a steep climb up before they become viable in the long term. It is a good start and we will have to see how they fare in the coming year or two. We will have to wait and see.
Except .. MIT Tech Review only grabbed the “challenging” part, out of context. Oh, well, that’s what journalists do. She already had a “good cop” in @benkepes, now she needed a bad one. An article with conflict makes better reading. And now Krish is stuck with the Bad Cop role.
Dear Clouderati: read his post.