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It was around 2003 when I first worked with Amazon Web Services EC2, and to be honest, those days were much simpler. If you needed an instance, you started it from some AMI. If you needed some additional software installed, you did it manually. If you needed this software as a standard part of your instance, you just created a new AMI from the instance you already prepared. If you need a persisted volume, you created and connected it to the appropriate instance manually — even after the instance fully started. To monitor your instances, you would run another instance and install monitoring software of your choice. I personally enjoyed Zabbix.
The cloud market is more competitive now than ever, with enterprises like Google, Microsoft, IBM, and Oracle all vying for customer interest. But one cloud provider seems to stand above all — Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS is growing at an astonishing rate — recently posting a 49 percent year-over-year growth in sales, and accounting for 73 percent of Amazon’s operating income.