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
You 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.
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