Cloud Computing

How Microservices break down legacy monoliths

Let’s not beat about the bush. Despite what some might claim, Amazon Web Service is top dog in the Cloud computing space. The days of being 10 times bigger than the next 14 competitors might be over, but the company still leads the market by a fair way both in terms of scale and offerings.

But the likes of Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure are growing quickly. While smaller competitors such as Alibaba and Huawei are looking to break out of China and take on the global market. So how does AWS keep the competition at bay?

“I don't think the competition is actually close to AWS,” says Glenn Core, Chief Architect at AWS. “We always knew that other people would, once they saw the size of the opportunity and the disruption that Cloud brought to the industry, other people were always going to follow.”

“But I think there's a difference between the marketing and PR that they put off versus the realities of 10-plus years of experience that AWS has.”


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Dan Swinhoe

Dan is a journalist at CSO Online. Previously he was Senior Staff Writer at IDG Connect.

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