Today Sun announced that they are going to launch a kind of Amazon Web Services competitor.
I am not going to get into the details here. If you want you can go to their announcement website and try to figure out what it is. Good luck with that.
My impression is this. It is an announcement of a bunch of gobbledygook. No specifics. No prices. No APIs. Nothing but some broad crap about how they want to make interoperable clouds. Pages and pages of pure abstract nothingness on their website. I am not sure what the announcement is. I am not sure what I am to do with this information other than sign up for more information when they are ready to share it. I can't figure out how this compares to the offerings of the Amazon 800 pound gorilla.
What a horrific way to launch. I can't imagine such foggy thinking leading to a competitive success against Amazon.
Today it was also announced that IBM is trying to buy Sun. I hope for Sun shareholders they succeed. The stench of fail is heavy with Sun. Or perhaps that is just what decomposition smells like.