Mo’ Money: Life Is Good for Cloud Vendors

Put simply, life is good for cloud computing and big data vendors because there’s plenty of money to be made. Whether it’s from VCs, big IT suitors or (gasp) customers, someone wants to invest in your vision. Want evidence? This week offered plenty.

Mo’ Money: Life is Good for Cloud Vendors

Put simply, life is good for cloud-computing and big-data vendors because there’s plenty of money to be made. Whether it’s from VCs, big-IT suitors or (gasp) customers, someone wants to invest in your vision. The great part is that you don’t even have to be a startup; if you have a good product, you can get paid. Want evidence? This week offered plenty.

Today in Cloud

You’ve likely heard about the SpringSource/VMware acquisition of data-fabric vendor GemStone Systems this afternoon, so I figure I’ll spare the scalable data layer talk and get to the juicy stuff. SpringSource division GM Rod Johnson told me today that GemStone likely will be offered as a service (or as native capabilities) in futureVMware-based PaaS offerings, and that although he can’t speak for VMware and Salesforce.com, it should present a valuable option for VMforce, as well. So, what’s more interesting — the possibility of harnessing GemStone’s capabilities in the cloud, or the suggestion that VMware’s PaaS ambitions do, indeed, span beyond VMforce?