A taxonomy of cloud computing

Possibly the best roundup I’ve seen on cloud/on-demand/grid computing, Peter Laird, Kent Dickson, and Steve Bobrowski of BEA put this mindmap together.

It’s missing dozens of companies already, as a result of the growth that cloud is experiencing and the trend for virtualization vendors to blur the lines between virtual and on-demand. But it’s by far the most comprehensive map of the world right now.