"Mule Cloud Connect is a set of capabilities that enables developers to integrate enterprise data and applications seamlessly with Software as a Service and cloud-based Web applications," according to MuleSoft founder Ross Mason.
Mule is an enterprise service bus (ESB), essentially a translator and conveyor of instructions from one application to another. It sits in the middle of a web of other IT products and coordinates their activity. ESBs were a trend a few years ago when service-oriented architecture (SOA) was all the rage.
SOA was about standardizing and describing what your IT services were; the inclusion of external cloud services into Mule may signal the coming together of the two worlds.
Arrow ECS adds Terremark to its channel
IT reseller Arrow ECS, a company that resells anything from mice to managed IT services, recently made news as a middleman offering cloud computing. Now it's adding Terremark to its Fusion line stable. It will resell you any of Terremark's hosting services, right down to its VMware-powered enterprise cloud.
Arrow's pitch still begs the question of "why not do it yourself," since that was the original tagline for cloud, but they apparently have buyers.