not so interesting, actually
Cade, thanks for a good report! I understand why you use the "meta cloud" analogy, but we're trying to avoid being thought of as a cloud. Our users run their servers in Amazon, RackSpace, GoGrid, Eucalyptus, etc. That's the cloud they're using. RightScale is the management platform they use to manage all these cloud resources. In the end our users are in control of their servers, disk volumes, IP addresses as they get them from the infrastructure cloud provider, We just enable then, make it easier, save time, reduce risk.
Just a comment on deltacloud and libcloud: while I'm adamant that a "standard" API is only a tiny fraction of the problem I also support the emerging efforts. They don't solve the problem but the industry has to start somewhere. Any progress made will help us and may eventually grow into something really good. We've been rather distant from the efforts so far because we have our hands full with projects that benefit customers today, we're already spread very thin.