One of the things I find interesting about the latest rounds of industry consolidations and unified offerings from vendors (VCE, SMT, HP Matrix, etc.) is the level of bickering over minutia from the technologists. Not just the technologists from the vendors, because that's expected as they try to defend and position their solutions, but from the technologists at partners (Channel Partners, Global Systems Integrators, etc.) and customers.
I understand that there is some technology religion involved in these discussions, and a level of control that technologists want to retain over the choices they are being offered. But let's stop for a second and realize that these details are not addressing the bigger picture. They are arguing definitions or data-sheets instead of discussing how to move to Cloud Computing models that are most flexible and cost-effective.