Ours can be an industry of big ideas.
Certain ideas can quickly transform the landscape much the way a summer thunderstorm can quickly form and unleash powerful forces around it.
Such appears to be the case with "private clouds".
Starting as an obscure concept introduced at the beginning of this year, it now shows the promise of becoming not only the dominant model for next-gen enterprise IT, but perhaps service providers as well.
While no one in this industry is a definitive authority on anything, I do have the pleasure of being at "ground zero" as this concept was formed and communicated.
And exactly why this concept is becoming so popular is a story in itself.