2015 was a banner year for the cloud

The cloud turned out to be the platform on which the most interesting enterprise tech was built this year. Why not? After all, cloud is the new hardware — it makes sense that the most advanced tech would capitalize on the most advanced infrastructure. We also saw some dramatic shifts among the major cloud players. Without question, 2015 was a year to remember. Let’s have a look at the most significant developments:  Amazon doubled its lead. In May, Gartner declared that AWS had 10 times the cloud server capacity of its nearest 14 rivals, up from its 2013 estimate of five times the capacity. Those are some awfully round numbers, but hey, they’re the best we’ve got. As InfoWorld’s Andrew Oliver says, “‘Cloud’ generally means Amazon Web Services…real dominance is when…


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