Cloud is a vague term and can mean a variety of things. Perhaps this helps: The Application servers can be virtualized, but the databases must be physical to be in a supported situation. The appserver cannot be separated by a WAN link (i.e. located in another datacenter). So, your appservers cannot be in Amazon and your DB’s in your local DC. But, if you are using something like BMC’s Cloud Lifecycle Management product to deliver your Cloud, Bladelogic can be a part of the local resources it manages. You really should look at our CLM solution as it can provision local vm’s and physical hardware as well as into Amazon EC2, etc, as needed.