2016 Wrap-Up: Top AWS News of the year

10. A start-up is emerging to simplify AWS adoption (July 14, 2008)
A chance meeting between two high-tech professionals in a Dublin bar led to the formation of a small startup based in Ireland that promises to simplify the process of moving companies to AWS. [Read here]
9. AWS to Simplify Application Migration to the Cloud (April 20).
AWS will soon offer a new service that simplifies the process of migrating enterprise applications to its cloud. [Read here]
8. New Python Framework Expands AWS Serverless Offers (July 13, 2017)
MartinFowler.com today posted, “Serverless is hot topic in the world of software architecture,” AWS is no stranger to this trend, having jumped on the serverless bandwagon very early on. [Read here]
7. Analyst Views 2016 as a ‘Street Battle” Between AWS Clouds and Microsoft Azure Clouds (Jan.
AWS has been the leader in public cloud space for many years, but is now under threat from upstart competitors such as Google and Microsoft. According to a recent financial analyst research paper, AWS will face increased competition in the new year with Microsoft’s Azure cloud being the primary protagonist. [Read here]
6. Study shows that Azure is taking over AWS in IaaS (March 15, 2017)
Spiceworks Inc., which promotes a network IT pros and associated tools has published cloud computing research that indicates the Microsoft Azure cloud is likely to grow its lead in IaaS use over AWS. [Read here]
5. Microsoft Exec: Azure & AWS No Longer Competing for Price (Sept. 14).
According to Microsoft’s top cloud executive, the period of intense price-based rivalry between Microsoft Azure and AWS has ended. [Read here]
4. Microsoft Discusses Amazon’s Cloud Footprint and Microsoft’s (Sept. 27).
Microsoft highlighted this week the global reach of Azure’s public cloud, especially in comparison to AWS. [Read here]
3. AWS Expands Cloud Footprint in Asia (Jan. 7)
AWS launched a new Seoul datacenter region this week, strengthening its position in the Asia-Pacific (APAC). [Read here]
2. Google Slams AWS Price Drops (Jan. 11).
Google was not impressed by the recent price cuts announced AWS. It claimed that its rival Google Cloud Platform (GCP), is still the “price/performance lead” among public cloud computing providers. [Read here]
1. Oracle’s AWS Killer Sees Daylight (Oct. 24, 2018)
Oracle’s new Bare Metal Cloud Services are now generally available. They are part of its next-generation IaaS portfolio. [Read here]

2016 Wrap-Up: Top AWS News of the year
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