Looking at IBM CloudBurst, there are the thoughts that came to mind...
• IBM presents a pre-integrated solution consisting of hardware (rack, servers, storage, network), virtualization and managing software, including contents (Web Sphere appliance being an option), plus quick start services.
• For freedom of choice, IBM has two flavors of servers: x Series (i.e. x86) and POWER (RISC), plus the ability to manage z/Linux on mainframes.
• IBM also provides integrated billing and nice end user portal.
• With a simple ordering and pricing models. For instance, IBM managing software is based on processor cores, so the more virtual machines you have the better.
Don’t trust me? Please read their documentation
or watch their Cloudburst Demo in SWF here: