Re: about time
You do realize that node.js is just a framework that runs js via the V8 engine - right?
The js to implement a "server" (i.e. the "server application code") is written by the vendor. This same vendor would also be the one providing "a safety net of support, service and maintenance for reassuringly high licence fees" similar to what occurs now with Weblogic-based apps or java servlets.. or name your poison...
The biggest problem I see with node.js is the MIT licensing (BSD would have been better) and the fact that most of the googles software never reaches release status and basing an enterprise app on a relatively permanent beta-status framework may present problems for clients.