It’s that time of year again … no not time for year-end shopping or the return of wintery weather. I’m talking about the arrival of 2008 year-end reviews and 2009 predictions.

Ken Hess posted a look ahead at cloud computing in 2009 on the Linux Magazine website and had some sensible suggestions for suppliers and consumers of cloud services. I find it interesting that Solace made his list of 2009 chart toppers, since we haven’t announced our cloud intentions publicly yet, but if he is plugged into the cloud community it’s likely that he knows what we’re up to.

Or maybe it’s as obvious to Ken as it is to us that distributed and virtualized applications require better options to share information between enterprises and the various clouds than are available today. More on these topics shortly…

Larry Neumann

Mr. Neumann is responsible for all aspects of strategic, corporate, product and vertical marketing. Before Solace, Mr. Neumann held executive marketing positions with TIBCO and Oracle, and co-founded an internet software company called inCommon which was acquired by TIBCO. During his tenure at TIBCO, Mr. Neumann played a key role in planning company strategic direction relating to target markets and candidate acquisitions.