Can a framing metaphor be a product differentiator? In Turbonomic’s case, I think it can. They use a supply and demand model for their application assurance platform. This brings some interesting implications into the overall solution.
Steve Duplessie posts on Cloud Economics and especially the economics of Cloud Storage, 20 TBs of storage from Amazon’s S3 cloud will cost you $36,000 a year and that doesn’t necessarily compare especially well with purchasing your own array.