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Amazon Web Services: A guide to Amazon's cloud

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Executive Summary

Amazon launched its cloud in 2006 and since then it has come to dominate the industry. Amazon's APIs are a de facto standard, as almost any popular start-up you care to name has used its services. Enterprises are piling into its low-cost infrastructure-as-a-service technology for anything from basic storage to advanced data analytics. With its scale, it is gaining a lead over its competitors that may be hard for them to surmount.

ZDNet's complete guide to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its runaway cloud looks at how the company has built up a huge lead in its sector, from its hold over the modern developer-led web and how it applies its retail skills to the cloud arena. Can its rivals -- such as Google, Microsoft and HP -- ever truly compete?

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