Just today we announced the availability of some of our middleware, free for developers, on Amazon. You can get to these either from the Amazon catalog, or from our developerWorks site. I am a firm believer that cloud will be a mixture of the economics of hardware, middleware and service offerings. This announcement (alongwith others such as this) are the first few steps in IBM's full participation in the cloud phenomenom.
As you know, I have been formulating over the last few months a few points of views re. cloud, and I will continue to articulate them from a vendor neutral perspective, but this was significant enough (for the importance of Amazon, and for us working through some internal business process/model issues) that I wanted to give a "shout out" to my database team and our developer relations team under Dave Mitchell for making this happen.