AWS, Google, and Microsoft cement their cloud dominance

Not surprising, Amazon Web Services dominated another quarter — and all of 2016. However, the cloud giant finally has real competition.

On the Microsoft earnings call, CEO Satya Nadella expressed the understatement of the century, acknowledging that AWS “is going to be a credible competitor.” AWS is much more than that: It’s redefining enterprise IT forever, with everyone else having to sprint to catch up to its torrid pace of innovation and price cuts. Interestingly, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud appear to be doing exactly that.

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