Everybody's head was in the cloud, or so it seemed in 2010. Both well established and startup vendors developed solutions and strategies designed to extend their reach or provide entry into this booming market. After all, IDC estimated the cloud market will be worth $55 billion by 2014; Gartner predicted the cloud world could be valued at $148 billion at that time, in part because Gartner included Google AdWords advertising revenue in its figures, said Gregor Petri, adviser, lean IT and cloud co
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VMware is emerging a powerhouse of the virtualized infrastructure inside the enterprise, and few doubt but that vantage point will provide many companies' avenue to the cloud. VMware's vSphere 4 management software has begun to treat virtual machines as resources that may be located on premises or in the public cloud. But in one of its more far-reaching moves, VMware has repositioned its Spring Framework as a development environment, not just for building Java applications, but as a future platform for launching cloud applications. If developers don't already run their applications in the cloud now, "they will want to produce application that easily deploy to a cloud in the future," predicted Rod Johnson, senior vice president of VMware's application platform division.
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