Lest you missed a bit of a @charlesfitz victory lap for Cloud City (Seattle) on Twitter:
1/ A geographic look at the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud is revealing:
2/ The Leader quadrant for cloud computing shall henceforth be known as the Seattle quadrant.
3/ Seattle has also annexed the best real estate in the visionaries quadrant.
4/ Yes, Google does their cloud infrastructure work in Seattle.
5/ The MQ has more companies from south of the Mason-Dixon line than from Silicon Valley.
6/ VMware (wedged in there like Oklahoma) is Silicon Valley’s champion, almost by default.
7/ The Cloud BS Brigade of Silicon Valley BigCos (Cisco, HP, Oracle) only appear in their own press releases.
Bonus: a fun timelapse of how this Magic Quadrant has evolved over the last five years.