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2015 Wrap-Up: Top 10 AWS Articles of the Year

From outages to AWS' first earnings milestone, here are our most popular articles of 2015.

10. Microsoft Says Its Cloud Is Bigger than AWS, Claims Edge in Hybrid (Sept. 21)
Microsoft doesn't provide revenue numbers for its Azure cloud service, but in other metrics, an executive claimed it has an edge over Amazon Web Services -- specifically in size measured by the number of regions in which the services operate. [Read here]


9. AWS Furiously Fights Off Cloud Competitors (April 14)
Amazon Web Services -- the original cloud computing platform unveiled nine years ago -- is furiously fighting off challengers to its sky supremacy with new products and services, tit-for-tat price cuts and constant innovation. [Read here]


8. Netflix Replacing Open Source Cloud Deployment Tool Built for AWS (Nov. 17)
Netflix Inc. announced its homegrown Continuous Delivery platform called Spinnaker is available on the open source code repository GitHub. [Read here]


7. Cloud Buzz vs. Cloud Reality (Aug. 4)
Nowadays, cloud computing is as mainstream as a technology can get, but Aaron wonders how much of that is due to marketers dumbing down the concept of "the cloud." [Read here]


6. 'Configuration Error' Blamed for AWS Outage (Aug. 12)
A "configuration error" caused this week's Amazon Web Services outage, according to the company's Service Health Dashboard. [Read here]


5. Amazon Reveals AWS Cloud Earnings for First Time (April 23)
Amazon.com Inc. broke out revenue from its cloud business for the first time on Thursday, when it announced its first-quarter earnings report. [Read here]


4. AWS Outage Hits Major Web Sites (Sept. 21)
Twitter and other social media sites were abuzz yesterday about an Amazon Web Services outage in the eastern U.S. region that reportedly caused problems with several major Web sites. [Read here]


3. Developer Hit with $6,500 AWS Bill from Visual Studio Bug (Sept. 8)
It's all cleared up now, but a developer last week was surprised to be hit with a $6,500 bill from Amazon Web Services after being victimized by bitcoin miners who used an Amazon access key they found in code mistakenly hosted in a public GitHub repository. [Read here]


2. Open Source Walmart Tool Threatens AWS Cloud Lock-In (Oct. 19)
Walmart is offering a cloud development tool that seeks to eliminate provider lock-in from major cloud players such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. [Read here]


1. Microsoft Targets AWS Redshift with New Azure SQL Data Warehouse (April 30)
Microsoft made no bones about who it was targeting with its new Azure SQL Data Warehouse during yesterday's opening keynote address at its Build developer conference. [Read here]

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