Dana Blankenhorn (from "Ubuntu allies with Amazon and Dell"):
"the fact is Amazon’s EC2 cloud is currently dominating the space.
It’s open for business, it’s ready for your apps, today. It’s not like Google’s cloud, devoted solely to Google applications, and it’s not like Microsoft’s cloud, devoted to Windows, and it’s not like IBM’s clouds, custom-built like a new global subdivision.
Amazon’s cloud is a service businesses use to host serious applications, many of which make money. Standing at the side of such a cloud vendor is good business."