Lorraine Lawson has a brief but informative post about integration of SOA concepts with Cloud efforts. Sounds familiar if you read IC regularly. While on sabbatical at MITRE, I participated in several cloud-based efforts. As a not-for-profit advisor to the U.S. government, MITRE offers impartial views, and this report is an excellent example, providing insight into considerations why the cloud is compelling (for many organizations, not just government agencies. Ms Lawson's article discusses how the cloud is more than just virtualization in some far-off data center.
Read her full article here