A lot of waffle today on the wires and especially on Twitter about Adobe acquiring Omniture. But I wonder who will acquire Adobe?
This is the Battle of the Cloud. And these are the 3 contenders:
1) Microsoft – ‘we own the software and the operating system’
2) Cisco – ‘we own the network and want that to be the operating system’
3) Google – ‘we own you online and you will be the operating system’
Adobe are small fry in this fray. Who will buy Adobe?
A pick of some of the best and worst predictions for 2009
I find the following worthy of a scribble so I don’t forget,
Amazon’s use of APIs is making its network traffic rocket
Microsoft has lost a top data center nerd to Amazon
Amazon has launched an elastic cloud
Amazon is building a giant new datacenter near a big dam
Google already has one
Microsoft’s Azure is a service living in their data centers and on the net
There’s no standard OS for clouds
The code needs to live somewhere and that where has laws
It’s all hype
The Q for me though is this – what happens to clouds if the network itself gets a bit smarter?