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The 10 Biggest AWS Stories Of 2017

Joseph Tsidulko

1. The Next 5

Amazon's first-mover advantage led to the early domination of the public cloud market. However, with heavyweight competitors gunning for its crown, it looked inevitable that the combined might of Microsoft, Google, IBM and many others would eventually, if not knock AWS out of the lead, at least level the market.

Despite the best efforts of those cloud contenders amid astonishing industry growth and a near-constant pace of disruption, Amazon Web Services closed out the year still way ahead of the pack.

AWS quarterly revenue at the close of Q3 remained higher than the next five providers combined.

The cloud kingpin should soon crack a $20 billion run rate. No one else is even close.

 
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