It was a joyous moment when the proud parents revealed their new-born. But the emergence of VMForce in the grateful arms of Salesforce and VMware did remind me fleetingly of Sleeping Beauty, the bedtime story that I often read to my kids.

For those who have gone past such things, a quick recap: Aurora, the baby in question, has been blessed in every way, until a malevolent fairy, who's not been invited to the christening feast curses her.

It struck me that with all the celebrations going on and Salesforce and VMware patting themselves joyfully on the back - there were a few disgruntled outsiders looking on.

What does this mean for enterprises? Well, for a start it brings Java, favoured by so many organisations, into the cloud computing