Economies of scale

"Cloud Wars" aren't over yet

"Cloud Wars" aren't over yet

Couple days ago The Economist published an article titled "Linux and AWS: Cloud chronicles". The article stressed the undeniable importance of Linux  and Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the upsurge of cloud computing and went on to explain how network effects have helped both grow in popularity. Despite similar paths, article predicted that their future will diverge and Linux will "happily plod along" whereas "AWS could end up dominating the IT industry just as IBM’s System/360, a family of mainframe computers, did until the 1980s".