Room for more than VMware and Amazon?
There is little doubt managing this coopetition relationship will be tricky for both sides. However, the cloud community has shown time and time again that 1. customers are afraid of lock-in and 2. customers know smaller companies can be nimble.
Our contributor, Cloudonomics author and Telx senior VP Joe Weinman used a good analogy with our cloud community editor Charlie Babcock earlier this year: "Will the Marriott, Starwood and International hotel chains exist in the future? Certainly. So will bed and breakfasts," he said.