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  1. Ben Kepes
    March 23, 2012

    Krish – I reckon there’s an important point here that you’ve left out. Regardless of what the press release meant on day one (and yes, I had some banter with Christian as well – but the reality is that nothing was ever going to change from a technology perspective on day one) the fact is that with this announcement AWS, to some extent at least, anointed Eucalyptus at least for the time being as the hybrid partner of choice.

    It means EUca gets some medium term gains in terms of credibility and that AWS gets to tell a hybrid story. Of course as you suggest it also means that either EUca gets acquired (less likely) or AWS nicely and incrementally introduces all the EUca functionality within the AWS platform (more likely)

    Interesting indeed….

    • Krishnan Subramanian
      March 23, 2012

      If anything, AWS gets more credibility due to Euca than otherwise on the enterprise segment. I don’t see it as any anointment because whatever they did with VPC can happen here too. It is all temporary strategy in the big picture. The only way AWS can anoint Euca is by buying them. Nah, Marten hasn’t paid me to say this :-)

  2. Ben Kepes
    March 23, 2012

    We’ll wait and see – I’m not seeing an acquisition right now but anyway…

    • Krishnan Subramanian
      March 23, 2012

      I am not seeing an acquisition either. I am just saying what AWS will and can do and its impact on Eucalyptus because they had bet heavily on AWS API.

  3. jash
    March 24, 2012

    i feel bad for dell that their really cool news about openstack got totally upstaged by this non event.

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