Last week the Amazon AWS meetup was hosted at Optiver.
We had two items on the agenda: Eucalyptus and Optiver.
First off, Eucalyptus strategy of mirroring the Amazon API for their private cloud offering appears to be paying off, as Amazon and Eucalyptus recently announced their partnership.
It is good to see how this highlights the importance of a cloud API. Better yet, the essence of cloud computing is that you can automate everything - an API is not just a nice to have.