Guido Jansen recently broke the news of the new landing page at Magento’s official website that promotes so far unannounced service under the name of “Project Stratus“. This appears to be Magento in the cloud.
The project appears to be preparing for a closed beta testing and they are accepting applications. You can also enter your email to receive more information about the project once it becomes available.
The rumors of some sort of official Magento SaaS solution were out there for a while. I think I first read about such ideas more than a year ago. First time I heard of it, I was kind of worried that such a solution would significantly reduce the amount of work companies such as ourselves receive, since our work is mostly related to customizing Magento, and I didn’t know if there would be any way for us to continue doing this in a SaaS world.