Today in Cloud

There were two potentially huge IaaS announcements today, with Amazon Web Services finally getting into the PaaS game and GoGrid fusing public-cloud capabilities with hosted, yet dedicated, physical infrastructure. AWS’s Elastic Beanstalk is nothing short of market-changing because it gives developers a Java application platform intricately connected to the world-leading IaaS cloud, and will soon encompass even more languages. But GoGrid’s new Hosted Private Cloud shouldn’t get lost in AWS’s wake. The ability manage hosted physical infrastructure in the same manner as multitenant infrastructure, using the same tools, is the first of its kind as far as I know.