Today in Cloud

I’m not certain VMware’s vCloud Service Director leak was unintentional, as it’s an ideal time for VMware to remind potential cloud customers that it isn’t finished innovating on the cloud-enabled-data-center front. While startups selling IaaS software for both service providers and data centers are getting boatloads of VC money, there have been interface issues between on-premise vSphere environments and hosted vCloud environments that make VMware-based hybrid cloud computing a less-realistic option than advertised. vCloud Service Director aims to solve these issues, and then some, and this leak might be VMware’s way of telling interested parties that if they can hold out until September, VMware will deliver the cloud solution they’ve been waiting for.