"The larger question behind Phenona though is whether or not
there actually is a need to make Perl ready for the cloud.
According to Copeland, it's a resounding yes as his company sees
continued demand for Perl.
"Based on our business, we know that enterprises have a lot of
applications they've built that rely on Perl, and they have staff
with Perl skills available, so they now want to port those existing
applications to the cloud," Copeland said. "Perl has always been
known as the glue of the internet, plus it's a fast and elegant
language, so why not use Perl in the cloud?"