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Top 5 best (off-stage) moments at AWS Re:invent

on November 15, 2013

Gigaom

AWS re:Invent was a busy, busy show with some important news. Maybe we should have known that Amazon Web Services (s amzn) would get into desktop as a service, but I don’t think any of the pundits expected that. Anyway, here are my five favorite moments out of Las Vegas this week

1: The Eucalyptus cloud-in-a-backpack

Eucalyptus cloud pack

eucalyptus cloud packYou couldn’t miss the Eucalyptus guys – including CEO Marten Mickos – traipsing around with hard white plastic backpacks strapped to their backs. Here’s how Mickos described them via email: “They are custom-built by us. 12 cores. 20gig of storage. Fully self-contained. Batteries included. AWS-compatible private Euca cloud. Operated wirelessly from a kindle.”

They even got AWS’ senior tech analyst Simone Brunozzi to wear one (at right.)
2: OpenStack co-creator comes to the AWS show.

Chris Kemp at AWS showNebula founder (and one of the founders of OpenStack) Chris Kemp (in middle at right in my bad iPhone photo) manned…

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