The concept of cloud computing has been around for years, but cloud services truly became democratized with the advent of virtual machines and the launch of Amazon Elastic Compute in 2006.

Following Amazon, Google launched Google App Engine in 2008, and then Microsoft launched Azure in 2010.

At first, cloud computing offerings were not all that different from each other. But as with nearly every other market, segmentation quickly followed growth.

In recent years, the cloud computing market has grown large…


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