After few days after SpringSource was acquired by VMWare for $420M, SpringSource acquired also CloudFoundry to support their cloud deployment platform.
The amount of acquisition for CloudFoundry is undisclosed and Chris Richardson is now the head of cloud development at SpringSource.
The interesting part now is the strategy of VMWare to integrate these products (VMWare, Hyperic HQ,Spring,CloudFoundry) to create full stack of Java Cloud Enterprise Solution.
Google Trend for keyword: Cloud Computing
Google Trend for keyword: EC2
Google Trend for keyword: SaaS
Google Trend for keyword: Ruby on Rails
Some stats on cloud computing would be a good basis for any startup business using cloud technologies. 🙂