cloud news #2: IBM and cloud computing

IBM seems to be serious about cloud computing. After the initial Blue cloud announcement, they recently announced a cloud validation service to help enterprises being confortable with the cloud offering.

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We are pretty happy when we see big players making moves like this:

* the more competition on the market, the more people will be exposed to the cloud.

* we spend a lot of our energy convincing people about the value of the cloud and the Saas approach. When you see that Microsoft, Amazon or Ibm are going crazy about it, it is far easier to explain that the revolution is here.

Hey, Mr IBM please make a Cloud database. In weeks, we'll make you a bime connector and enable business intelligence features on top of it.