Google has just launched AppEngine, a new hosting service with "all the Google infrastructure" available for you. For now, it only supports my favorite language, but they may add more languages in the future.
A couple of things that come to my mind now:
- If you're running a hosting company, you should re-consider your business, specially if it's a python/django one
- This is a huge booster for Django and, at the same time, a big blow for Rails
- Guido joining Google was a good idea
Let's see how it goes, but I foresee a promising future for this one.