A collegue forwarded this note about a new Aptana product release.
Joyent is a competitor to Amazon Web Services. They’re significantly smaller, but recently, Aptana released beta software that makes deployments to Joyent’s cloud pretty simple.
They currently support standard LAMP deployments; plans include Rails and Python.
We’re currently looking into Aptana / Joyent applicability for our current needs in additional to AWS and mor.ph, scalr, RightScale and others.
Things are certainly heating up in the space. Leveraging the cloud very quickly becoming something more easily approachable. Competition is Good.