In the Big Deal department of Cloud space  here’s one of the biggest of the year:

VMWare acquires a virtual networking company to complement their market leadership in the enterprise server space.  Hopefully Nicira will be as robust and well-conceived as VMWare was when it began.  Citrix and Microsoft have tried to compete but only managed small gains with their Xen Server and HyperV respectively.

Stay Tuned!  The Cloud just got huger (thats not even a word) – sorry more Huge!

VMWare Acquires Once-Secretive Start-up Nicira for $1.26 Billion – Arik Hesseldahl – News – AllThingsD