Today in Cloud

Krishnan Subramanian over at CloudAve wrote a post — based on conversations with Sun Microsystems — that Sun might abandon its planned public cloud offering and focus its efforts around private cloud, instead. I agree that this might be a bad idea, if only for the reason that Sun likely can compete far better in the public space than it can in the private space alone. Yes, Sun has the parts to build and manage private clouds, but, so do HP and IBM — and they aren’t accepting acquisition offers. If you’re Sun, why not distinguish yourself instead of engaging in more of the same?