Today in Cloud

I gotta say, I was pretty surprised this morning to read about NephoScale, a new cloud provider combining IaaS through both virtual and dedicated servers. The IaaS landscape is crowded as is, and I don’t know what a new provider can really to to distinguish itself. From AWS, sure. But from AWS, Rackspace, Windows Azure. GoGrid, OpSource, SoftLayer, Savvis …? I wish NephoScale luck, but if wants to be more than a niche or regional provider, it needs to keep the new features coming fast and furiously.