Amazon is the clear leader in IaaS, but that it not for competitors’ want of trying. Two top rivals are Microsoft’s Windows Azure and Google’s Compute Engine.
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The tech world is full of monopolies, and in the cloud space, particularly Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Amazon makes its competitors look like mere wannabees. Oh, the competition is tough, with massive forces such as Microsoft Azure, the Google Compute Engine, Rackspace and Verizon, aligned against Amazon Web Services (AWS).