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For AWS, Objects in the Rear View Mirror Are Closer than They Appear

Recent developments within the industry has created much more competition than AWS is used to dealing with

It is a well-known fact that Amazon Web Services (AWS) is dominating the cloud computing industry. In fact, the lead is so large that Gartner had to rescale the magic quadrant just to fit the other vendors on the grid along with AWS when they published their analysis late in 2013.

My first article on Forbes discusses how some recent developments within the industry has created much more competition than AWS is used to dealing with. Google, Microsoft, OpenStack, and numerous PaaS players have all stepped it up a few levels and have created fierce competition for enterprise workloads.

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More Stories By Mike Kavis

Mike Kavis is Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners. He has served in numerous technical roles such as CTO, Chief Architect, and VP positions with over 25 years of experience in software development and architecture. A pioneer in cloud computing, Mike led a team that built the world’s first high speed transaction network in Amazon’s public cloud and won the 2010 AWS Global Startup Challenge.

An expert in cloud security, he is the author of “Architecting the Cloud: Design Decisions for Cloud Computing Service Models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)” from Wiley Publishing.