Like hypervisors; multi-vendor, multi-cloud platforms will become common place.
Originally posted on Gigaom:
Here’s something to ponder for those who don’t see Google(s goog) Compute Engine as ready for primetime: RightScale will start reselling and providing first-line support of the Google public cloud infrastructure. This is big news. RightScale prides itself on providing cross-cloud monitoring, alerts and management — for Amazon(S amzn) Web Services, for Rackspace(s rax), for HP(s hpq) Cloud and now Google Compute Engine or GCE. RightScale also works across private and hybrid cloud environments — an important consideration for financial services and other companies still wary of deploying in shared public cloud environments.
“People can come to us for onboarding and for full 24 /7 support to add to [support options] that Google just offered,” RightScale CEO Michael Crandell said in an interview. In fact, Google last week announced its first formalized tiered support offerings for GCE. RightScale can also help companies design and architect their applications.